By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Tomorrow’s sit-in protest at Dataran Merdeka will proceed as planned despite a court order declaring the iconic square as off-limits, Bersih 3.0 has said.
“The court order only covers Dataran. Bersih won’t break the order or the barriers...we will go as close as we can to Dataran,” Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told reporters here.
“But we hope that the authorities will show us good faith and let us through, they can still do that,”City police earlier today obtained a court order under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) banning any gathering at “Dataran Merdeka and all the land surfaces bordering Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Raja and Jalan Kelab except the area occupied by the Selangor Royal Club.”
“Whatever happens, at 2pm, no matter where we are, the sit-down begins, with the singing of the national anthem, Negaraku,” she said to the applause of her fellow Bersih steering committee members.
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