PKR rejects conditions for rally

(New Straits Times) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has rejected the 10 conditions set by the police for Monday’s rally in support of its de facto leader Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim on grounds that it was not outlined during their meeting on Friday.

The police however claimed that the 10 conditions have already been discussed and agreed by PKR which was represented by its deputy president Azmin Ali and Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin during the meeting with Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohmad Salleh to discuss the Monday rally.

Azmin in a statement said the party would adopt the agreement with Mohmad as had been agreed and announced after the meeting on Friday.

“The agreement does not touch on the conditions announced later by police,” said the Gombak MP.

Among the 10 conditions set by the police are barring rally participants from making noises and speeches that could disrupt the court proceedings as it delivers its verdict in Anwar’s sodomy case on Monday.

Participants are also barred from carrying any banners or distributing leaflets in support of the former Deputy Prime Minister while the use of loudhailers would be limited to two for crowd control.