Polls reform group Bersih 2.0 should be stopped from “invading” Dataran Merdeka on its Bersih 5 rally this November 19, Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin said.
He was reported by local newspaper Utusan Malaysia claiming that the rally at the historic square was inappropriate because of the place's significance to the country.
“Dataran Merdeka is a sacred location for our country and I as Youth Chief object wholeheartedly against the rally being held there,” Khairy was quoted as saying to reporters after launching an event yesterday.
The Youth and Sports Minister also urged the authorities to crackdown on the politically motivated rally before they breach into Dataran Merdeka.
“I hope the authorities especially the police would not allow any parties or group to invade Dataran Merdeka for their own political interests,” Khairy added.
Bersih 2.0 is slated to hold the fifth edition of its street protest on November 19 after a nationwide convoy tour for a month.
The rally next month urges for free and fair elections as well as the resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for his involvement in 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Source -Malay Mail Online-