KL's Red Shirt rally a no go due to safety concerns
MALAYSIAN police will not allow a planned Red Shirt rally to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 16 due to safety concerns, said Deputy Inspector-General Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
"What is clear is that we won't allow it," he said.
However, he said in the event that it is allowed to proceed, the police would ensure that it does not disrupt public peace.
On whether they had received any application from the organisers of the rally, he said he would have to check.
The planned Red Shirt rally is organised by a non-governmental organisation. It is to be held for 12 hours in Bukit Bintang to "counter" the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 30 and 31.
The earlier rally, organised by electoral reform group Bersih, demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over alleged financial mismanagement of state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad and the transfer of US$700 million (S$999 million) to his personal bank accounts.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK