Himpun organisers get police permit

(The Malaysian Insider) – Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said police have issued a permit to the organisers of the gathering of Muslim groups called “Himpunan Sejuta Umat” at Shah Alam Stadium this Saturday, as they are confident it will proceed peacefully and abide by the conditions set in the permit.

“We have studied the programme which will include poetry recital, nasyid (singing of religious songs) and talks. We have also not received any negative report on the planned gathering,” he said after closing a course on crime-prevention at factories in Selangor today.

Tun Hisan said the permit was for the gathering to be held from 2pm to 6pm and it would not involve any procession, adding that police would still be prepared for any eventuality.