No mention of court order at IGP meet, says Ambiga

(The Malaysian Insider) – Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan has questioned the Inspector General of Police’s sincerity in meeting Bersih this afternoon after Kuala Lumpur police obtained court orders to bar leaders of the electoral reforms movement from entering the city this Saturday.

The Bersih chief told The Malaysian Insider that Tan Sri Ismail Omar made no mention of the court order that prevents a whopping 91 persons from the movement, Umno Youth and Perkasa from entering the capital, despite the meeting taking place at the same time the order was sought.

“Why were we not told when the whole time we were talking the IGP knew we were going to apply for Stadium Merdeka?

“We are very surprised that a court order for the same area was being sought at the very time that we were speaking to the IGP,” the former Bar Council president said.

The court order also allows city police to shut down roads, effectively paralysing any attempts to rally on the day.