Published: Friday April 27, 2012 MYT 2:19:00 PM
Updated: Friday April 27, 2012 MYT 8:01:22 PM
Court bars rally organisers, public from entering Dataran Merdeka
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
KUALA LUMPUR: A magistrate's court has issued an order preventing the organisers of Bersih 3.0 and members of the public from gathering at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday.
Police obtained the order at about 8.30pm Thursday to maintain peace and public order, said City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh on Friday.
The court order bars organisers and members of the public from gathering at Dataran from midnight Friday until May 1, he said at a press conference.
"Anyone caught defying the court order will be arrested and charged under Section 188 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum fine of RM2,000 or six months jail or both on conviction," he told reporters.
Aside from Dataran Merdeka, the other areas that this court order covers include areas along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Raja and Jalan Kelab. These roads ring Dataran Merdeka.
"No roads leading to Dataran will be totally closed on Saturday, unless the situation warrants it," he said.
Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga said they would abide by the court order served by the police.
"We would respect the court order and remain outside the Dataran," she told a press conference.
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