Order against 91 should not have been obtained in ‘secret’ and without those affected given the right to be heard…
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The police obtained a restriction order from the magistrate’s court yesterday under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code to prevent 91 individuals from entering the city. – Malaysian Insider, 7/7/2011,List of individuals barred from KL this Saturday
98. Power to issue order absolute at once in urgent cases of nuisance.
(1) In cases where in the opinion of a Magistrate immediate prevention or speedy remedy is desirable that Magistrate may, by a written order stating the material facts of the case and served in the manner provided in section 90, direct any person to abstain from a certain act or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management if the Magistrate considers that the direction is likely to prevent or tends to prevent obstruction, annoyance or injury to any persons lawfully employed, or danger to human life, health or safety, or a riot or any affray.
(3) An order under this section may be directed to a particular person or to the public generally when frequenting or visiting a particular place.
(4) Any Magistrate may rescind or alter any order made under this section by himself or his predecessor in office.
(5) No order under this section shall remain in force for more than seven days from the making of it.
Cops: Restriction order against 91 individualsRegina Lee
Jul 7, 11
4:44pmThe police have placed a restriction order on 91 individuals, including organisers of the Bersih 2.0, Perkasa and Umno Youth’s Patriot rallies.
The order is to stop any of the 91 from being present at several spots in Kuala Lumpur on July 9.
“This means that anyone (on the list) caught present at these areas will be arrested on sight,” said the city deputy police chief Amar Singh.
Top on the list are the Bersih 2.0 steering committee members, including Ambiga Sreenevasan, Wong Chin Huat and Maria Chin Abdullah.
Also on the list are Pakatan Rakyat leaders, such as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, PAS spiritual adviser Nik Aziz Nik Mat, his party’s deputy-president Mohamad Sabu, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang and social activist Hishamuddin Rais.Fourteen from Perkasa, including its president Ibrahim Ali and other top leaders such as Ab Rahman Ab Bakar and Syed Hassan Syed Ali.
Umno Youth leaders also included in the list are Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, secretary Megat Firdouz Megat Junid and information chief Reezal Merican Naina Merican and eight others.“This order is to avoid from any activity that can disrupt public order or bring danger to human lives and security.
“With this, they are barred and given warning not to be present or take any part in any assembly in those places on July 9 from 8am to 6pm,” said Amar during a press conference in the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters this evening.
A breach of the order would contravene Section 188 of the Penal Code for disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant, punishable by up to six months’ jail or up to RM2,000 fine or both.
The police chief added that the order was approved yesterday and that it has been sent out to the 91 individuals.
Mix-up in list
When asked how the police decided on the 91 individuals, Amar said that it was based on police investigation over the past few weeks.
However, it was evident that although 66 people were listed as Bersih 2.0 supporters, some of them were clearly either Umno members or anti-Bersih.
Among those on the Bersih 2.0 list are former deputy minister Khalid Yunus, Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin, Gagasan Melayu Perak president Mohd Hilmi Ismail and national scout chief commissioner Kamaruddin Kachar.
Even Perkasa leaders were listed under Bersih 2.0 supporters such as Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu commissioners Mohd Noor Nordin Abdullah, Sibri Ismail and Mohd Lukman Muda respectively.
The list has also includes at least one mistake. Perkasa vice-president Zubir Harun was listed twice – in the Perkasa and Bersih 2.0 list.
Road closures from Saturday morning
According to the order signed by a Kuala Lumpur Magistrate, the 91 are barred from being along Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and the area surrounding Istana Negara.
They are also barred from Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Cenderasari and the area around Masjid Negara.
The police also listed Dataran Merdeka, Central Market, Masjid Jamek, Dataran DBKL, Sogo shopping mall, Maju Junction, Kampung Baru mosque, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud as restricted areas to the 91.
Although there were already numerous roadblocks around the country since yesterday, Amar said that the city police will be closing roads and diverting traffic from Friday midnight.
He also said that the police have not received any police permit applications to assemble at press time.- Malaysiakini, 7/7/2011, Cops: Restriction order against 91 individuals
Published: Thursday July 7, 2011 MYT 4:54:00 PM
Updated: Thursday July 7, 2011 MYT 5:29:57 PM
91 barred from entering KL business district on July 9KUALA LUMPUR: The police have obtained a restriction order preventing 91 people, including Bersih organisers, Patriot/Umno Youth and Perkasa from entering the city central business district on Saturday.Acting city police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Amar Sing said the police would enforce the order under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code if any one of the names stated in the order defied the restriction.Those on the list include Bersih chief Datuk S. Ambiga, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali“They can be liable and charged under Section 188 of the Penal Code with Disobeying a Lawful Order of the Court which carries a maximum six months imprisonment or a fine or both upon conviction,” he said here Thursday. – Star, 7/7/2011, 91 barred from entering KL business district on July 9