Ber­sih: We al­ways com­ply

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ADRIAN PHUNG

PETALING JAYA: Ber­sih 2.0 chair­man Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah has de­nied the group does not no­tify au­thor­i­ties when or­gan­is­ing its gath­er­ings.

She was re­spond­ing to a claim by In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar that the or­gan­i­sa­tion does not pro­vide no­tice and that po­lice would not al­low the Ber­sih 5 rally to pro­ceed with­out such a re­quire­ment.

Maria Chin said they have al­ways sub­mit­ted no­tices or let­ters to the au­thor­i­ties seek­ing ap­proval for any event they in­tend to hold.

“Ev­ery event that we or­gan­ised, we al­ways sub­mit­ted a no­tice or let­ter to (Khalid) and the Dang Wangi dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters, seek­ing their per­mis­sion.

“How­ever, it is they who refuse to ac­cept the no­tice or let­ter and this has hap­pened not once but re­peat­edly,” Maria Chin told a press con­fer­ence at the Ber­sih of­fice yes­ter­day.

On when they in­tend to sub­mit the forms to the au­thor­i­ties, she said it will be done soon as they are fi­nal­is­ing the de­tails.

Maria Chin said Dataran Merdeka will be the main venue for the Ber­sih 5 rally next month, adding that more de­tails will be an­nounced next week.

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