'Stay away or face arrest'

By Andrew Sagayam (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Anyone who takes part in the illegal gathering on Nov 10 at Dataran Merdeka to demand for a “fair and clean” general election will be arrested.

Police will not hesitate to pick up anyone seen in the area where 100,000 people are expected to congregate from 3pm.
The plan was for those attending the gathering to march to various parts of the city before heading to Istana Negara where a memorandum would be
submitted to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zul Hasnan Najib Baharudin said police would act to ensure peace and order, and advised the public not to believe
claims made by the organisers that the gathering was legitimate, as applications for the permit would be not approved.
“I am responsible for the safety of the public here in the city. As a law enforcer, I will not compromise in this matter.
“The law must be observed and I advise the public to stay away from the gathering,” DCP Zul Hasnan said.
He said he met with the organisers of the gathering yesterday and advised them not to go ahead as the permit would not be issued.
“If they want to submit a memorandum, they have the right to do so, but they don’t need a large group to do that.
“They can go to Istana Negara to hand over the memorandum but there must be fewer than 10 people,” DCP Zul Hasnan said, adding that a large number of
people would cause unnecessary traffic congestion.
He said those who participated in the illegal assembly would be arrested under Section 27(5) of the Police Act 1967.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat is said to be the main organiser of the gathering.