KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The police are closing all major roads in and out of the city this Saturday to head off the three planned public rallies organised by the Bersih 2.0, Perkasa and Umno Youth.
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the police received reports some groups are planning to gather at certain hotspots downtown and advised the public to keep out of Kuala Lumpur for that day if they have no business to be in town.
But he said those who live and work in the area would be allowed in.
Amar said the police would employ the standard practice to check their identities but declined to elaborate when asked how the cops would know if a person lived there or not.
“We know,” he said.
The following are the roads closed to traffic on Saturday.
Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and areas surrounding the Istana Negara.
Jalan Sultan Hishammudin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Chenderasari and areas surrounding the National Mosque.
Areas surrounding Merdeka Square, Central Market, Majid Jamek, City Hall, Sogo, Maju Junction, Kampung Baru Mosque, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud and all areas within.