KL ‘Black 505’ rally put off to June 22.
Opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat has postponed its planned anti-electoral fraud rally on June 15 to accommodate a private wedding and a recycling festival.
“We have taken into consideration appeals from parties that have already planned their events for June 15,” PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli told a press conference in Petaling Jaya today.
“After discussions with the Dang Wangi police, (we) decided to change the date to June 22 … The rally will begin at noon.”
He explained that the organiser of a recycling festival and a family which has scheduled a private wedding on June 15 near Padang Merbok, had contacted the party and asked for its cooperation.
The Kuala Lumpur leg of the ‘Black 505’ rally was originally slated for the same date, to continue the series of nationwide protests against alleged electoral fraud and irregularities in the 13th general election held on May 5.
Rafizi appealed to Kuala Lumpur City Hall to process the application expeditiously, and also expressed hope for police cooperation since Pakatan has submitted the relevant applications and notifications under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.