Black 505: Campers pledge to stay but will take down tents

Muzliza Mustafa, TMI

The protesters who camped out at Padang Merbok last night will take down their tents, following the eviction notice this morning from City Hall.

But the protesters themselves will stay on, declared Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia chairman Badrul Hisham Shahrul, who is also known as Chegu Bard.

“We do not want them to deviate the attention of others from the real issue here. So we will dismantle the tents in stages as requested in the notice,” said Chegu Bard.

He stressed that although the tent structures will be removed, the group of protestors will continue to be here until the first sitting of the 13th Parliament of Malaysia tomorrow. “Our stand remains the same. Our presence here is to put pressure against the Election Commission and the top two to quit,” said Chegu Bard.

He said the tents will be removed in stages as some of them belong to individuals while some belong to other non-governmental organisations.

He said political activist Haris Ibrahim had a discussion with enforcement officer Nasarudin Daharun on the matter.

“He has agreed to give us more time to allow us to remove the tents structure,” said Chegu Bard.