No notice needed for ‘Yellow Mania’, say police

January 2, 2016 12:21 PM

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Dang Wangi police say that under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, a notice is not required as event will be held within the premises of the KLSCAH.

PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0, organisers of the Yellow Mania festival, will not be required to notify the police, as stated in the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

Dang Wangi District Police Chief, Asst Comm Zainol Samah said the 6-day festival from January 6 to 10 will be held within the grounds of the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

“There were questions on whether they needed a police permit. For all concerned, according to the PAA 2012, it is not called a ‘permit’ but the right term is ‘notice’.”

“In this context, because the festival will be held within the premises of the KLSCAH, there is no need for a notice to the district police chief under PAA 2012,” he said via a statement today.

However, Zainol advised Bersih 2.0 to inform them of the festival to allow the police to arrange for traffic control duties and other security related matters.

“The matter above refers to actions by the police only and does not represent any other agency,” he said.

Yesterday, Federal Territories Minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was reported to have said that Bersih 2.0 will need to apply for a permit to proceed with the Yellow Mania festival.


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