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Anti-GST Rally In Padang Merbok Gets The A-OK From Cops

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police had allowed the Anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) rally on May 1 to proceed at Padang Merbok, here after receiving a notice from one of the organisers of the rally.

City deputy police chief Datuk Law Hong Soon said a notice had been submitted to Dang Wangi police chief and after discussions, they were allowed to carry out the programme only at location allowed by the police.

“If they conduct the programme at Padang Merbok, there will not be a problem. We will even facilitate to ensure no untoward incidents happened just like we did with a group on Apr 11 (Himpunan Derita Rakyat organised by PAS).

“However if they refused to heed the police’s advice, it will be considered as committing offences and action can be taken against them according to the law,” he said.

The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had earlier advised the public to follow police’s advise on the location of the assembly.

“Perhimpunan 1 Mei, patuhi lah nasihat @PDRMsia berkenaan tmpt berhimpun, agar keselamatan semua terpelihara. (May 1 assembly, heed the @PDRMsia’s advice on the location for everyone’s safety).” he tweeted.-NST



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