KUALA LUMPUR: Police allowed ten Bersih supporters to enter the Parliament building to submit a memorandum protesting against the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation report.
The New Straits Times reported Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharuddin Abdullah gave the permission after some 200 Bersih supporters gathered at Tugu Negara this morning, some as early as 8am.
“As of 9.35am, we were told that the organiser is waiting for the appearance of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“We are monitoring and controlling the situation to avoid unwanted incident,” Shaharuddin said at the scene.
As of 9.45am, several opposition leaders were spotted at the venue with Bersih supporters.
They include PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu, Ampang and Batu MPs Zuraidah Kamaruddin and Tian Chua.
The Bersih supporters are seeking to submit the memorandum to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin.
Police had closed off the main road to the Parliament including Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin since 8am. Police also inspected vehicles using the route.