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Court order to prevent illegal assembly

IPOH, 6 May 2009: The Ipoh District Police Headquarters today obtained a court order to prevent any assembly near the Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan where the State Legislative Assembly Hall is located, tomorrow.

The order was obtained from the Ipoh Magistrate’s Court under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

This followed the press statement on 4 May that the police had not received any request from any political party to hold an assembly or ceramah in the vicinity of the area, said the Perak Police Chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah at a press conference here.

Zulkifli said the application to the court was made following the call from several political parties that members of the public assemble in the vicinity of Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan tomorrow as published in the blogs and media.

The order stated that any gathering or assembly within the compound of the Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, and its vicinity was prohibited.

The order also warned members of the public not to attend or participate in any assembly within a radius of 500 meters from the perimeter fence of Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan, Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh and its vicinity.

Copies of the court order was pasted in all areas near the State Secretariat Building to inform the people, including supporters of all political parties, to stay away from the State Secretariat Building except for those who were on official duty by using the security pass from the State Secretariat, he said.

Police personnel would be deployed within the compound of the Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan to ensure that the state legislative assembly sitting proceeded smoothly.

Police would take action against members of the public or individuals who tried to create trouble while the state assembly sitting was in progress, he pointed out. — Bernama



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