06 July, 2008

10,000 throng price hike rally at Kelana jaya Stadium

There is a carnival sort of atmosphere at the Kelana Jaya stadium this morning at the day-long anti-fuel hike rally - Malaysiakini.

Some 10,000 people turned up at the rally at the Kelana Jaya Stadium against rising prices today.The rally, organised by the Coalition Against Inflation (Protes), began at 10am.

(Image taken from The Malaysian Insider)

People, dressed mainly in red, have started streaming into the Kelana Jaya stadium this morning for a planned pro-Anwar and anti-fuel price hike rally despite a tough warning from Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar that police will not compromise on public safety and order.

The rally was planned in early June after the government raised pump prices for petrol and diesel but has suffered a change of venue, dates and causes over the weeks culminating with Anwar's new sexual misconduct claims headlining the event. A roster of top opposition leaders and performers are expected at the rally but a planned band performance was nixed by Anwar's ally Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS).

There is a large police operations centre at the corner of the stadium car park but police were largely absent from the stadium. People have started to park their cars near roads leading to the stadium and traffic is building up, reporters at the stadium told The Malaysian Insider.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is only expected to arrive at 9pm.



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