Protest against toll hike to take place at Sg. Besi toll instead of Jalan Duta Plus toll

28 Dec 2015 / 16:21 H.

    PETALING JAYA: A peaceful rally scheduled for Dec 31 at Jalan Duta PLUS toll will be now be held at the Sg. Besi toll from 9pm.
    Its organiser Shazni Munir Ithnin in a statement today said the decision to change the venue was done after discussion with the committee members from non-governmental organisations, motorcycle representatives, medical personnel and activists.
    Shazni, a Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) youth chief added the original hashtag #ShutdownJalanDuta will be changed to #ShutdownSungaiBesi.
    "The decision was made following the response from the police and furthermore the new location is closer to the exit should there be untoward incident during the protest," he said when contacted.
    He stressed that it would be a peaceful assembly for those who are unhappy with the toll hike.
    Some 50,000 people are expected to participate and everyone have been urged to abide by the Peaceful Assembly Act.
    Shazni said they have yet to inform the PLUS authorities on the protest.
    PLUS representatives declined to comment on the matter.

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