2. WHEN AND WHERE IS BERSIH 4.0?
Bersih 4.0 is scheduled to take place from 2pm, Saturday Aug 29 until Sunday midnight Aug 30. It is scheduled to take place simultaneously in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.
In Kuala Lumpur, five locations have been set as meeting points before marching towards Dataran Merdeka: Sogo KL, Pasar Seni, Dataran Maybank, Brickfields and Masjid Negara.
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Unlike in KL, there won't be any marching in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Participants are expected to merely assemble and carry on with their activities at their respective locations.
In Kuching, the rally is scheduled to be held at Padang Merdeka while in Kota Kinabalu, at Tanjung Lipat.
3. WHAT THE AUTHORITIES SAY
Salleh calls MCMC to monitor social media websites
Kuala Lumpur, Friday (28 August 2015): Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has reiterated his call for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to monitor all websites which carry news reports that could undermine security and public order.
"As I have said, MCMC will monitor all websites and will take action against those who break the law," he said in a statement to Bernama here, Thursday when asked to comment on a notice posted on the MCMC's Facebook that MCMC would block all websites that promote and spread information and encourage the public to attend the Bersih 4.0 rally.
MCMC's decision was made on the grounds that such a report could threaten national stability.
Bersih 4 in Sarawak to hold assembly at Song Kheng Hai field
Kuching, Friday (August 28, 2015) - The Sarawak government gives the green light for Bersih 4.0 to hold its planned assembly at the Song Kheng Hai field, on condition that it is held smoothly and peacefully.
Kuching police issued a list of road closures in conjunction with Bersih 4.0.
Members of the public had earlier been advised to not partake in the rally at Padang Merdeka, as the state government and Kuching North City Hall had denied permission to use the venue, citing renovation works.
Road closures in conjunction with Bersih 4 in Kuching
Kuching, Friday (August 28, 2015): In conjunction with Op Aman 8 “Bersih 4.0” several roads heading towards Padang Merdeka, Kuching will be closed to the public, said ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad.
The Kuching District Police chief, in a statement said that the closures which will begin at 8am on August 29 and end at 12am on August 30, 2015 is to ensure public order.
The roads which will be closed are:
1. Jalan RTM/Jalan Satok traffic light
2. Jalan Reservior
3. Jalan Mcdougall
4. Jalan Wayang
5. Jalan Main Baazar
6. Jalan Market/Jalan Power
7. Jalan Masjid
KOTA KINABALU, Friday, August 28, 2015 - The police will take action against those who disregard the advice not to attend the outlawed Bersih 4.0 rally scheduled to be held at the Taman Awam Teluk Likas tomorrow.
Kota Kinabalu City police chief, ACP M. Chandra said there was a risk the rally might affect public safety in the event an untoward incident was provoked by rally participants.
Earlier, police said that the rally cannot be held at Tanjung Lipat, as the Kota Kinabalu City Hall had denied permission.
4. WHAT BERSIH 2.0 SAYS
Finalise the location
Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (26 August 2015): Bersih 4.0 organizers urged The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to finalize the decision on the location of the rally latest by Wednesday.
However, according to the organizers, the rally will still take place as planned, despite failure to secure the proper permissions to date.
'We will not disturb because we still respect Merdeka Day'
Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday (August 26, 2015): Bersih 4.0 will go on, with police facilitating the security and safety of the assembly this weekend, says Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah.
She said the police have been informed that the rally will still go on for 34 hours.
"Hopefully police will give us permission and assist us. There will be some road blocks due to preparation for Merdeka Day. We are working out with police in terms of the details," Chin told reporters after her meeting at Dang Wangi Police Headquarters.
She also said there was a confusion over the venue as the police were concern if the rally would take place inside Dataran Merdeka.
“We know for Merdeka celebrations the preparation is going on. We will not disturb it because we still respect Merdeka Day," she said.
She said security-wise, Bersih 2.0 has organised its own security force of 2,000 people for crowd and traffic control. There are also 200 volunteers stationed at different locations to ensure cleanliness.
Maria said people and traders in KL should carry out their activities and businesses as per normal.
She also warned troublemakers to stay away from the rally as the event is a peaceful one.
Kota Kinabalu: Bersih 4.0 organisers in Sabah say the rally will still take place as planned, despite failure to secure the proper permissions to date. In the meantime, they will try to negotiate with Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the police.
Kuching: Similarly, Bersih 4.0 organisers in Sarawak are also planning to appeal to the state government and Kuching North City Hall, for permission to hold the rally as planned.
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