Alamak! I think the opposition will contest the decision announced by Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor yesterday.
That means Anwar & Gang will have to find another venue or just 'bust into' Padang Merbok, which will pose a lot of problems if they do. As the venue is an open place, it will 'invite' the police and passers by.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 ― The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will not permit Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to use Padang Merbok for its mass rally this June 15, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.Where are other suitable venues for them? Merdeka Stadium? Dataran Merdeka? KL Stadium? TPCE Stadium?
The Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general denied, however, that this was intended to stop the federal opposition pact from hosting the event, saying instead that the venue was not suitable as it was an open space.
He advised PR to move its plans to indoor venues such as stadiums or other appropriate locations.
“We allow them to hold their gathering in closed areas. I was informed by the (KL) Mayor that they applied to use Padang Merbok.
“But to me, Padang Merbok is an open space... in open spaces, we will not give (our permission) because we know the law and abide by it,” he said when approached after a function at KL Sentral here.
The Putrajaya MP later criticised the attitudes of opposition leaders whom he alleged were encouraging unlawful behaviour among Malaysians by their actions.
“I would like to advise that we live in a place with law and order. The opposition is trying to create this environment to the people where it is like we live in the jungle... we do not follow the laws of the jungle,” he said.
However, my early warning to Ku Nan - it will not chase them away from Padang Merbok, believe me! So, better get ready as an open rally like that usually spells danger!