KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police, Mohamad Fuzi Harun, advised participants at the anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination's (ICERD's) thanksgiving rally, not to create any provocation at the event.
He said, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), is on standby and making preparations for any eventualities.
He said, about 5,000 people had gathered for the event at various locations in the city this morning, and expected the number to increase by noon.
PDRM has made the necessary preparations and we hope and pray no untoward incident happens. If the ICERD rally is not over by 6.00 pm, PDRM will continue to monitor the situation, until tomorrow morning, he told a media conference, here today.
Also present were Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Noor Rashid Ibrahim and Bukit Aman's (Police Hq's) Criminal Investigation Department director, Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.
Kuala Lumpur police chief, Mazlan Lazim, said, six roads in the city would be closed from 6.00 am today, to give space for the rally participants to gather in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building, in Jalan Raja, as well as to avoid traffic congestion.
The affected roads are Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Leboh Pasar, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Raja Laut and the Dato' Onn roundabout (near Bank Negara).
Source: NAM News Network