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Security of RUU gathering assured, says KL police chief

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the police had made prior arrangements to ensure the RUU 355 gathering would go on without a hitch. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the police had made prior arrangements to ensure the RUU 355 gathering would go on without a hitch. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The police have given an assurance that security will be under control during the RUU 355 gathering tomorrow.

Without revealing the number of personnel on duty during the gathering, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the police had made prior arrangements to ensure the gathering went on without a hitch.

“There are sufficient personnel who have been assigned to ensure the best security during the gathering,” he told Bernama today.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Chief ACP Mohd Nadzri Hussain said about 140 personnel were assigned to control traffic along the main roads to Padang Merbok during the gathering.

“They (traffic police) will be on duty in two shifts during the gathering,” he said, adding that no road heading to Padang Merbok would be closed during the gathering.

On Wednesday, PAS was reported as saying that about 200,000 people were expected to take part in the gathering aimed at garnering support for the Bill on the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) 2016.

The Private Bill was tabled by PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Parliament on Nov 24 to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Act 1965 or Act 355, to increase the Syariah Court’s powers in criminal offences. — Bernama

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