Police: No protest in Brickfields today

The public was advised to ignore the SMS urging people to gather in front of the Sri Kota Building in Brickfields to protest the visit of Indian premier, Manmohan Singh.

The SMS asked people to wear black or black armbands and gather at the venue at 10am said the City police chief, Muhammad Sabtu Osman.

Police have not received any application from any parties to stage such a gathering and neither has any permit been issued for it.

“As such, the public is reminded that participating in the illegal gathering is an offence under Section 27 (5) of the Police Act 1967,” he said.

Muhammad Sabtu added that the illegal gathering would disturb the peace, disrupt traffic flow and might also cause tension that could affect public order.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Manmohan Singh are scheduled to open “Little India” in Brickfields tomorrow.