Anti-GST rally as it unfolds
The anti-GST rally is expected to begin at 2pm today.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 —
The anti-GST rally set to take place today in the city will see participants converging in several checkpoints around Kuala Lumpur.
The checkpoints are the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Sogo shopping mall, Masjid Negara, Dataran Maybank and Brickfields.
Participants will then move towards Dataran Merdeka where the rally is said to take place, however yesterday, PAS clarified they will not be utilizing the square on police orders.Meanwhile,
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, in a statement yesterday morning, called upon the public to gather at Dataran Merdeka to show solidarity against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) amongst others.
A PAS member, Nazrul, 34, from Penang, who is in charge of security told The Rakyat Post he is responsible for the welfare and behaviour of the protesters.
“My main task is to ensure that none of the protestors act aggresively or out of control. I also have look out for any signs of agent provocateurs, as these people tend to be the ones who turn peaceful rallies into chaotic ones.”
At Masjid Negara, 20 buses from Penang were spotted, believed to have ferried protestors to the location.
Most of them are hanging around in the mosque compound, clad in red t-shirts.
An estimated 200 people have begun to gather in front of Sogo shopping mall along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Rally t-shirts are also being sold at the location.
Traffic in the area is still smooth flowing and enforcement officers are not spotted as yet.