Published: Saturday January 12, 2013 MYT 10:25:00 AM
Updated: Saturday January 12, 2013 MYT 11:50:04 PM
Live coverage: Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat
KUALA LUMPUR: Following is the live coverage of Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat at Stadium Merdeka:
4.45pm: Rally ends, remaining crowd leaves stadium.
4.40pm: Anwar ends speech.
4.35pm: Many have started leaving the stadium. Rally was scheduled to end at 5pm.
4.15pm: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim addresses crowd.
4pm: Dang Wangi OCPD - Traffic congestion still at Jalan Maharajalela and areas around the stadium.
3.55pm: Some people are beginning to leave the stadium, while others are staying on to listen to PAS president Hadi Awang, who has just started speaking.
3.25pm: PAS deputy president Mat Sabu addresses crowd, and thanks police, stadium management and DBKL for cooperating with rally organisers. He hopes the crowd will disperse peacefully after the rally.
DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng address the crowd after this.
2.40pm: DAP's Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang arrive.
2.25pm: PKR leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Wan Azizah, Nurul Izzah and Chua Jui Meng arrive. Police say traffic situation under control.
2.10pm: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and sec-gen Mustafa Ali arrive at stadium. Some representatives from NGOs have taken turns addressing the crowd.
1.55pm: Crowd at National Mosque leaves for stadium after prayers. Traffic to Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin diverted to allow group to march.
1.50pm: Combined crowds from Kelab Sultan, KLCC and Jalan Sultan arrive at the stadium.
1.45pm: Rally organisers announce event will start around 1.50pm.
1.30pm: Helicopter seen hovering over crowd gathered at Jalan Sultan. Crowd has resumed march towards stadium after prayer break.
1.15pm: Dang Wangi OCPD says no untoward incidents so far, police doing their best to ensure safety of everyone involved.
1pm: More groups arrive at stadium.
12.45pm: Traffic police seen along Jalan Syed Putra controlling traffic to allow rally participants to cross road safely.
12.35pm: Crowd from Kelab Sultan Sulaiman resumes march to Stadium Merdeka with those from KLCC.
12.20pm: Traffic on roads around KLCC, such as Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, at a standstill as crowd makes way to stadium.
12.20pm: March has started from Pasar Seni to stadium.
12.18pm: Light drizzle at the mosque area.
12.05pm: Brickfields traffic almost at a standstill.
11.55am: Participants who have arrived at the stadium allowed to enter.
11.55am: Crowd at KLCC begins march towards Stadium Merdeka.
11.45am: One group that had gathered at the National Mosque earlier has arrived at the stadium. Another group expected to start march from mosque soon.
11.45am: Crowd at Kelab Sultan starts marching to converge with KLCC and Jalan Sultan crowds enroute to stadium. Traffic police on hand to regulate traffic.
11.40am: Police say some roads closed and traffic diverted to smoothen traffic flow.
11.20am: Crowd dressed in green, yellow and red starting to gather in front of Stadium Merdeka.
11.15am: The crowd at Kelab Sultan expected to move in 10 minutes to converge with KLCC crowd.
10.57am: Crowd from Padang Timur and UM marching to Brickfields.
10.35am: PAS deputy president Mat Sabu gives speech to crowd at National Mosque, says they will march at 11.30am.
10.15am: People gathered at various meeting points here as early as 7am to prepare to march to Stadium Merdeka for Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Saturday afternoon.
Traffic was reported to be smooth and police presence minimal, with checkpoints only near Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club.
Police have set up a media centre at the Tun H.S. Lee police station, including a booth, for media personnel to collect their special passes to cover the event.
A small group from Padang Timur in Petaling Jaya started marching towards the stadium around 10am.
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