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Bersih Assures Will Not Enter Dataran Merdeka In Nov 19 Rally

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PETALING JAYA: The organiser of Bersih 5.0 says it has no intention of entering Dataran Merdeka but will “stubbornly” go on with their rally on Nov 19.

The Coalition for Free and Fair elections (Bersih) said they assure Kuala Lumpur mayor Mohamad Amin Nordin Abd Aziz that they would comply with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) order that Dataran Merdeka is out of bounds for the protesters.

They said they have fulfilled all the necessary requirements under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012 to hold the Bersih 5 rally.

Bersih said they delivered the 10-day notice required under Section 9 of the Act by hand to the police in Bukit Aman, Dang Wangi police station, Brickfields district headquarters and Kuala Lumpur headquarters on Oct 28.

“The notice is to inform the authorities that the Bersih 5 rally will be held on 19 November from 10am to 6pm. We would like to stress that it is not a permit or permission to hold the rally.

“No permit for a peaceful rally is required under the PAA 2012,” Bersih said in a statement on Tuesday.

They said the adherence to the Act extended to all their convoys that have been distributing flyers on weekends.

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