Wednesday, May 23, 2012

'Bersih 4' in front of Ambiga's house

Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will not allow the group calling itself "Bersih 4.0" to open a night market in front of electoral reform group Bersih 3.0 co-Chairman Datuk S. Ambiga's house in Bukit Damansara, said Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail.
He said the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 does not allow people to intrude into other people's territory, and therefore the group should not proceed with its plan.
"They (Bersih 4.0 organisers) must ask for our permission, but we will not allow.
People make mistakes and we know they (Bersih 3.0) made mistakes...we should not follow.
If everybody follows (the mistakes) and ignore the law, what will happen to our country?" he told reporters after opening the Impiana KLCC Hotel new wing, here, Monday.
Sunday, 60 petty traders told a news conference that they planned to open up stalls in front Ambiga's house in Bukit Damansara here on Thursday and Friday, with the hope of recouping the losses they suffered during the Bersih 3.0 rally in the city on April 28.
Kuala Lumpur Petty Traders Action Council Chairman, Datuk Jamal Md Yunus, said they would be applying for the needed permits from the authorities to do business there but would still go ahead if denied. - Bernama