Dataran Merdeka To Be Temporarily Closed From Friday To Sunday
KUALA LUMPUR, April 26– Dataran Merdeka and all roads leading to the iconic venue will be temporarily closed effective 6am tomorrow to 6am Sunday.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail in a statement today citing the 1992 Local Government (Dataran Merdeka) (Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory) bylaw said that no gathering can be held at Dataran Merdeka without a written consent by the mayor.
The City Hall (DBKL) had previously rejected an application to hold a rally at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday because it was not a national event that would benefit the people.
DBKL had instead offered the Titiwangsa Stadium, Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium in Cheras as alternative venues while the Malaysian Stadium Board had also offered the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil while the owners of the Merdeka Stadium, Merdeka Heritage Trust, were still considering an application to use their venue.