PDRM deploying 1,000 men ahead of Anti-MACC rally; 6 major roads & 25 train stations in KL to be closed

Source: Malay Mail, Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat W.P via FB

Just recently, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki has come under intense scrutiny after it was alleged that his brother was found using a share trading account in his name to purchase shares in 2015. And while he has denied any wrongdoing in the case and has since been cleared by the Securities Commission of Malaysia, members of the public have continued to urge for his dismissal from the graft-busting unit.

PDRM to deploy 1,000 officers ahead of Anti-MACC rally tomorrow 

According to local news outlet The Vibes, the Royal Malaysian Police has announced that they are now ready to deploy as many as 1,000 officers ahead of the #TangkapAzmanBaki rally that is scheduled to proceed tomorrow (22nd January 2022). The rally, which was spurred by grassroots youth activists calling for Azam’s arrest, is already being investigated by the authorities. As many as 16 individuals have so far been called on to give their statements, among which 5 are said to be politicians.

A photo of ACP Noor Dellhan Yahya, who has announced the road closures ahead of the scheduled Anti-MACC rally.
Source: Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat W.P via FB

Major road diversions to be expected, multiple train stops closed

In a press conference today, Dang Wangi headquarters police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahya has said that the police have already obtained a court order to prohibit the organization of any assemblies at the Dataran Merdeka, Sogo, and Masjid Jamek areas. The court order will be put into effect for seven days beginning from tomorrow.

Protestors at an Anti-MACC rally against current MACC chief Azam Baki.
Source: Malay Mail

This is in addition to road diversions beginning from 7.00am tomorrow. The affected roads include:

  • Jalan Kuching
  • Jalan Kinabalu
  • Jalan Maharajalela
  • Jalan Hang Tuah
  • Jalan Imbi
  • Jalan Sultan Ismail

Asides from roadways, a number of stops along the RapidKL LRT lines, MRT lines, monorail lines, and KTM Komuter lines will also be closed. In the case of the  LRT Ampang Line/Sri Petaling, the following stations will be closed:

  • Pudu
  • Hang Tuah
  • Masjid Jamek
  • Plaza Rakyat
  • Bandaraya
  • Sultan Ismail

For the Kelana Jaya LRT lines, the following stations will be closed:

  • Kg Baru
  • Dang Wangi
  • Masjid Jamek
  • Pasar Seni

For the MRT Sg Buloh-Kajang Line, the following stations will be closed:

  • Bukit Bintang
  • Merdeka
  • Pasar Seni

For the Monorail line, the following stations will be closed:

  • Medan Tuanku
  • Bukit Nanas
  • Raja Chulan
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Imbi
  • Hang Tuah
  • Maharajalela
  • Tun Sambanthan
  • KL Sentral

For the KTM Komuter line, the following stations will be closed:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Bank Negara
  • Putra

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