When the FRU finally arrived on the scene @ 3.30pm (KL time), the protestors have already dispersed. Some stopped infront of PAS HQ in Jalan Raja Laut. Apparently, it was a PAS led rally. There was a 10 minute ceramah, and then everyone went home in peace. The Prime Minister decided to be kind today. What’s in his mind?
At 3.00pm (KL time): My source says that the crowd was beginning to block the roads in front of Sogo’s earlier. “Kurang Ajar betul! Hahaha! If like this, how do you expect the FRU not to beat them? Can demo but please dont block the road, don’t disturb the people. SO stupid!”.
He added: “Surprisingly, the FRU and Police did not appear at Sogo’s. Nobody disturb the demo. After a 20 minute ceramah, all start to move along Jalan Raja Laut, to disperse (balik) in peace”.
Earlier about 2.30pm (KL time), I blogged:
I got an SMS. There are about 2,000 people gathering at Kampung Baru Mosque, KL. Rallying against the hike in fuel prices. There are accompanied by the police and FRU personnel. And of course, dozens of special branch officers! Amazing, no chaos yet by the armed personnel.
I am eagerly waiting for more news. Malaysiakini says 3,500 protestors. Did they count the police and FRU + SBs as well? The Opposition is expecting about 10,000 people.
My source, who is there on the ground, in the midst of the rally, says people are now flooding the streets, marching through Chow Kit along Pizza Hut as Kampung Baru has been courdoned off.
I hope Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will just allow people to express themselves and may he do something about it. It must be exciting there on the streets.
For many, it is THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY 🙂