Police trucks were seen dropping off plainclothes policemen around the city, alleges a PKR leader.
Leven Woon, FMT
Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) fears that agent provocateurs have been planted by the police to instigate trouble at the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Rally, scheduled for 2pm at Stadium Merdeka today.
SAMM chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin alleged that early this morning, police trucks were spotted dropping off individuals “who we think are policemen in plainclothes.”
“We fear these people will become agent provocateurs and cause trouble. Then the police will blame us for starting trouble,” he told reporters at the Kampung Baru mosque, where a group of opposition supporters had gathered before marching to Stadium Merdeka.
Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat has eight meeting points and one of them is the Kampung Baru mosque.
Badrul Hisham said the group will march through Lebuh Ampang, Jalan HS Lee, and Jalan Petaling before heading towards Stadium Merdeka.
Badrul Hisyam, who is also a PKR leader, also asked opposition supporters not to carry any weapons with them during the rally.
Meanwhile, opposition supporters have started marching towards the historic Merdeka Stadium from their respective meeting points.
For now, no trouble has been reported. However, several roads have been closed to facilitate the march, bringing traffic to a snail’s pace on major roads leading to the city centre.
Meanwhile, according to The Oriental Daily and China Press, police have received reports on suspected explosive materials in front of KLCC and the Bar Council this morning.
After dismissing the crowd at KLCC, police detonated the explosive materials.
However, the reported discovery of such materials at the Bar Council building turned out to be not true