No demos tomorrow, we have a court order, warn cops

PETALING JAYA: Police have warned the people against gathering or organising any assemblies in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, saying they have obtained a court order from the Kuala Lumpur magistrates’ court.

This comes despite the cancellation of the #Lawan rally originally scheduled for tomorrow by its organiser Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) following the resignation of Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister.

In a statement, KL police chief Azmi Abu Kassim said the court order prohibited any processions from Sogo Complex and Masjid Jamek (including surrounding areas within a radius of one kilometre) as well as gatherings at Dataran Merdeka.

“Police have received information regarding certain parties who always take the opportunity to hold rallies, which at this time clearly violate the SOPs of the national recovery plan, even though they claim their application was made under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012,” he said.

Previously, SSR announced that it would hold a rally on Aug 21. It was, however, called off after Muhyiddin resigned on Monday.

SSR has organised several rallies previously, including the #Lawan protest on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur which demanded for Muhyiddin to step down, for Parliament to be reopened and for an automatic loan moratorium for everyone.

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