PETALING JAYA - A large crowd mostly wearing yellow T-shirts gathered at Dataran Batu Pahat, Johor in what is billed as a prelude to the Bersih 4.0 rally, set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday and Sunday.
According to Kwee Tiang Chin, 65, the gathering was peaceful with many chanting, 'Bersih' and 'Daulat Tuanku' and singing the national anthem.
"People of all ages were there and when the emcee spoke about the Sultan, everyone started to say 'Daulat Tuanku'.
"There was police presence and everything was under control," said Kwee.
The Bersih 4.0 rally has been declared illegal by the police as the organisers have not obtained permission from the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL).
However, Bersih 2.0 chief Maria Chin Abdullah insists that the Aug 29 and 30 rally will proceed as planned.