Peserta rally Janji Bersih Ramai & Sesak...
Janji Demokrasi: 10,000 near Dataran Merdeka
Maklumat terkini daripada
twitter peserta sekarang ramai yang berhimpun di hadapan bangunan DBKL
sambil mendengar Deklamasi sajak oleh Pak Samad dah berarak ke
Sogo..tiada provokasi dan perkara tidak diingini berlaku.
sekitar dataran merdeka
station pasar seni
dataran merdeka ditutup khas utk gomen saja
Polis menetapkan perhimpunan "Janji Demokrasi" di Dataran Merdeka malam ini bertentangan dengan undang-undang negara.
jawantankuasa penganjur Maria Chin Abdullah ketika dihubungi
mengesahkan bahawa Ketua Polis Daerah Dang Wangi Zainuddin Ahmad
mengirimkan surat rasmi memaklumkan perkara itu kepadanya.
Alasan yang diberikan kepada penganjur:
(1) Gagal memberi pemberitahuan bawah Seksyen 9(1) Akta Perhimpunan Aman 2012 kepada ketua polis daerah Dang Wangi.
memperoleh persetujuan daripada pemunya tempat perhimpunan, iaitu
Dataran Merdeka bawah Seksyen 11 Akta Perhimpunan Aman 2012.
(3) Akan menggugat persiapan yang dibuat untuk menyambut hari kemerdekaan pada 31 Ogos.
itu, polis Bukit Aman turut memuatkan pesan di Facebook supaya orang
ramai yang berkumpul di Dataran untuk meraikan ambang merdeka mematuhi
undang-undang dan menjaga tingkah laku.- malaysiakini
PENGUMUMAN PENTING DARI GABUNGAN JANJI DEMOKRASI
"Janji Demokrasi"- A Samad
Malam amatlah indah walaupun kalbu masih terdera,
kita terpaksa menyambut senyum demokrasi yang lara.
Dataran Merdeka tak lagi dipupuk gah sejarahnya
kerana tak digalak ia untuk lebih bersejarah.
Kini di mana-mana sajalah Dataran Suara kita!
Angin sejarah yang tulen kini makin berhembus kencang
mencanda panji negara yang berkibar girang dan garang;
dan seragam gelombang kuning – diri kita yang sejati –
menghimpun azam dan tekad untuk tulus damai berbakti,
menjeritkan: Janji Demokrasi, ya, Janji Demokrasi!
Kita mulai dihindar untuk mengalir ke Dataran;
di mana sajalah kini kita rai kemerdekaan.
Kita enggan menjadi wira ciplakan di dalam mimpi.
Kita laungkan jerit senyaringnya: “Janji Demokrasi!”
sehinggalah janji itu turut menjeritnya sendiri!
Police declare tonight's Janji Demokrasi rally illegal...
The police have announced that the Janji Demokrasi gathering tonight is against the law.
committee member Maria Chin Abdullah, when contacted, confirmed that
Dang Wangi district police chief Zainuddin Ahmad sent her an official
letter about an hour ago.
"I received the letter around 2.15pm by hand. A few policemen came," she told Malaysiakini.
Regardless, she said Gabungan Janji, a coalition of 47 NGOs, would still go to Dataran Merdeka despite the letter.
case the rally’s participants are barred from entering the historic
field, she said the committee would then ask people to “celebrate where
“This is a Merdeka celebration, people can celebrate it anywhere in town. We hope that they will wear yellow.
“We just want to celebrate Merdeka, but the police are making it difficult,” she said.
letter said that the rally is illegal because the organisers have
failed to give Zainuddin advance notice of the rally and for failing to
obtain permission from the venue’s owner, Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
Both conditions are required under Section 9(1) and Section 11 of the Public Assembly Act 2012, respectively.
In addition, Zainuddin wrote that the rally would affect the preparations for tomorrow morning’s Merdeka Day celebrations.
Participants reminded of do’s and dont’s
However, Maria rebutted, insisting that the rally would not disturb the official Merdeka celebrations.
are not there to disturb the official Merdeka celebration. That's why
we chose (the) fountain which is very, very far from the celebration,"
the receipt of the letter, Gabungan Janji’s Facebook page issued a
notice informing would-be participants of the letter and reminded them
of several do’s and don’ts.
These are: No banners or placards; no
provocation; no loudspeakers; do not approach RTM’s broadcasting
equipment and for participants to follow the organiser’s instructions.
rally, meant to remind the government of unfulfilled promises for clean
and fair elections, was slated to be held on the northern corner of
Dataran Merdeka, at 10pm today, but was later changed to 11pm.
Its name is a play of the government’s official theme for the national day celebrations, ‘Janji Ditepati’ (Promises Delivered).
the field nearby, an officially-sanctioned countdown is to take place
while parades are also scheduled for tomorrow morning in the same area.
Preserving Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bukit Bintang Committee chairperson
Stanley Yong told Malaysiakini that as of 4pm, he has yet to receive any
letter from the police and its plans tonight will continue.
committee intends to hold a march to Dataran Merdeka from Gospel Hall
church, near Jalan Sultan, at 8.30pm tonight to pressure the government
to preserve the street from the effects of construction works for the
MRT project.- malaysiakini
Lavish prizes used to garner Merdeka Day support...
Although availability of public seats inside Stadium Nasional for the federal government’s National Day celebration is uncertain, the ability to score lucky draw numbers for the mammoth event seems more probable.
According to a post on the 55 Tahun Merdeka, Janji Ditepati Facebook page,
in order to stand a chance to win many of the lucrative prizes, one
merely has to collect a red card from the local Information Department
When contacted, the ministry’s Public Relations
Department spokesperson Jasminawati Jamin confirmed that the website is
The 55 Tahun Merdeka, Janji Ditepati Facebook page indicated that the top prize offered is the pride of the current Proton fleet - the Preve.
Also up for grabs are four motorcycles manufactured by another local automotive brand, Modenas.
But oddly enough, the other prizes does not have the same nationalistic flavour.
foreign makes include a Chevrolet Cruze, a Vespa scooter, 50 Huawei
tablet computers, 10 fixie bicycles and three Blackberry smartphones.
still, another prize consist of two return tickets to London - the
capital of the very country from which Malaya gained independence 55
Final prize line-up
The range of prizes is different from what was promised during a technical briefing by the Information Department yesterday.
ministry's Selangor Culture and Arts Department director Ghazali Bidin
told reporters yesterday that prizes also included an Apple iPhone 4S
and the company’s latest iPads.
Jasminawati explained that this
is because the information presented yesterday was preliminary, and the
prizes listed on the Facebook page is the final prize line-up.
also explained that the lucky draw event and other entertainment
activities will kick off after 10.30pm tomorrow night when Prime
Minister Najib Abdul Razak is scheduled to hold a
walkabout-cum-meet-and-greet with people outside the stadium.
He said that this was to discourage the crowd inside the stadium from leaving and causing congestion outside.
to the Information Department, those outside will be able to follow the
proceedings by huddling in tents laid out in the stadium carpark.
According to the seating arrangement plan
shown to the media on Monday, all the seats have been allocated to
VIPs, BN component party members, civil servants, schoolchildren and
other specially-picked groups, leaving no room for members of the
However, the Information Department has been on an
aggressive drive - including sending phone text messages - to encourage
people to attend the event.- malaysiakini
The Redeemer - With or without permit , we will all
go to KL/Dataran Merdeka and have a good outing . Nothing can stop the
people from celebrating our independence day!
Zaidul Khairi - ESOK nak sambut MERDEKA. MALAM NI nak berhimpun, PAGI baru bagitau tak boleh, awat tak bagitau pukul lapan malam kang kat TV 3SUKU baru betul2 "cepat, mesra & betul"
Mano - Jom pergi rally Janji Demokrasi-RAMAI-RAMAI.Let us send clear signals to BN/UMNO
Anonymous #62163581 - There's more than one way to
skin a cat. Let Mat Samad read his poem in the middle of Dataran. Folks
gather not in a group but a single file and walk round and round the
Dataran during the count down to M. Day. All in yellow. All in silence.
Can they call this illegal? We can call it 'Walking for Freedom'. Until
we have Fair and Free Elections. I'm sure Malaysians can think up many
ways to skin BN and not let them dictate how we celebrate Merdeka.
Taming Kuat - Jom kuningkan dataran