Red shirt rally: Road blocks among preventive measures in place, says DPM

Red shirt rally: Road blocks among preventive measures in place, says DPM
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KUALA LUMPUR - The police have already taken preventive measures to prevent protesters from marching within the city, including Bukit Bintang.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said among the measures in place were the setting up of road blocks.

"The police are ready for any eventuality.

"The rally is still deemed illegal," he told a press conference after launching the International Meeting on Global Piracy, Armed Robbery and Maritime Security here on Monday.

Asked whether the ministry would be banning the red shirts, similar to the Bersih 4 shirts that were banned earlier, Nur Jazlan said it was not an issue at the moment.

"The Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 was designed to ensure a peaceful gathering.

"If anyone wanted to gather then they must comply with the law's requirements," he said. He added the PAA clearly stated that lawful rallies could only be held at areas designated as legal areas to hold such gatherings.

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