LIVE Updates On Bersih 5.0 Rally

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05:50pm – BERSIH 5 ended peacefully and successfully.

05:35pm – Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad addressed the crowd earlier.

05:29pm – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng calling for a clean Malaysia earlier.

05:25pm – Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, and Nurul Izzah Anwar addressing the crowd at KLCC earlier.

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05:15pm – Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir, and Muhyiddin Yassin stand together on one Hilux stage.

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05:10pm – KLCC – Several opposition leaders use a bus stop as a stage to address the crowd. PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli says Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will not sleep well tonight, knowing so many people want him to step down. He also speaks regarding the government’s debt and other matters.

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04:55pm – KLCC LRT is closed probably due to overcongestion.

04:40pm – Red-shirts Youth leader Zainuri Zainal declares victory for the movement’s counter-rally. According to Nanyang Siang Pau, Zainuri says the red-shirts succeeded in its objective to prevent Bersih from entering Dataran Merdeka.

04:25pm – KLCC – Bersih supporters fill the carpark at the iconic twin towers to the brim, with the crowd spilling into Jalan Ampang and nearby areas. The group which marched from Masjid Jamek also arrives at KLCC with more coming via LRT. The total number at present is estimated to be around 30,000.

04:23pm – KLCC – PKR lawmaker Zuraida Kamaruddin manages to entertain the crowd by citing the case of red-shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos who suffered a nose bleed last week.

04:20pm – Dr Mahathir seru rakyat sokong, sertai pembangkang PPBM, PKR, Amanah dan DAP yang serius jatuhkan BN dalam pilihanraya.

04:15pm – Shanghai, China – Bersih Shanghai successfully concludes its Bersih 5 solidarity event, with about 100 Malaysians in attendance.

04:11pm – “Walaupun umur saya dah tinggi sikit. Tapi saya bersama dgn rakyat mahu Najib undur.” – Tun Dr Mahathir

04:10pm – Speeches are happening at the stage in front of Wisma Equity. Mat Sabu takes the stage at the moment.

04:09pm – “Kita jangan takut. Biar dia datang tangkap kita semua. Kita akan berdiri bersama! Kita pertahan pemimpin kita termasuk Maria Chin” – Tun Dr Mahathir

04:08pm – “Najib tidak layak jadi Perdana Menteri. Kita sedih dia salah guna kuasa ke atas polis untuk buat perkara yg bercanggah dgn undang2” – Tun Dr Mahathir

04:07pm – “Saya bangga tuan puan tak sedikit pun takut. Berani kerana benar. Takut kerana salah,” – Tun Dr Mahathir

04:05pm – “Saya syukur balik awal sempat ambil bahagian dalam Bersih. Ini adalah tunjuk perasaan halal dan penting.” -Tun Dr Mahathir

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04:00pm – KLCC – Condemning the arrest of Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu says the former has never mentioned about toppling the government.

03:55pm – More than 20,000 gathered at KLCC, expected more to join in.

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03:50pm – Masjid Jamek – Student activist Asheeq Ali fires up the crowd gathering along Jalan Tun Perak.

03:45pm – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrived KLCC.

03:35pm – Sogo – Police order some 30 Bersih supporters locked in a stare down with red-shirts further up the road along Jalan Raja Laut to leave.

03:30pm – Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has been detained under Sosma where she can be held for 28 days without trial. Lawyers not allowed to see her.

03:15pm – Bersih 5.0 rally goers arriving at the KLCC LRT.

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03:05pm – Jalan Raja Laut – Some 300 red-shirts gather at the street near Pertama Complex and Sogo Shopping Centre, likely a splinter group from Padang Merbok crowd.

03:00pm – Petaling Street – The iconic street turns yellow as some 1,000 Bersih 5 participants converge at the area to have their lunch, giving brisk business to the many food and drink stalls in the area.

02:50pm – Dr Mahathir, who arrived in Bangsar moments ago, left by car from Bangsar to meet with other Bersih supporters, who are on their way to KLCC.

02:45pm – Leader of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) Lim Kit Siang and Secretary-General DAP Lim Guan Eng leading crowd to KLCC.

02:35pm – Red-shirts leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunus taken out of the Ampang Magistrate’s Court after being remanded in custody for four days from today.

02:30pm – Dr Mahathir said he felt great second time participating in Bersih 5 rally . It’s not true the rally dominated by Chinese.

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02:25pm – Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and Former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Yassin walking to Bangsar LRT to join Bersih 5 rally.

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02:20pm – Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has been detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, according to a message from NGO Lawyers From Liberty.

02:12pm – ADUN Pasir Pinji, Howard Lee, has just been arrested in KL Sentral. Brought to IPK KL.

01:59pm – Bersih 5 rally to be move to a new location – KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers.

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01:25pm – Non Muslims and Muslims alike kept quiet for them praying.
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01:20pm – We are the peaceful demonstrators … For me, Bersih is monkey” said UMNO Youth exco member Armand Azha saying the Yellow Shirts are the provocateurs, and they are only out on the streets because of Bersih5 rally. 

01:18pm – Secretary-General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) Lim Guan Eng addressing the crowd near Bangsar LRT.

01:15pm – Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has returned from Sudan and will be attending the Bersih 5 rally in Kuala Lumpur.

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01:11pm – Creative rally signs from the Bangsar crowd on Jalan Travers.

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01:07pm – The view from Masjid Jamek/Jalan Tun Perak

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01:02pm –  The programme continues at Jalan Bangsar. Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan addresses the crowd.

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01:00pm – The yellow crowd at Masjid Jamek singing ‘NegaraKu’ while waving the Malaysian flag.

12:53pm – We won’t breach the line says former Bersih chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan says, adding that the protest is “already a success” after police allow them to stay put along Jalan Bangsar.

12:50pm – Bersih demonstrators back away from barricade in Jalan Travers and will continue their programme on site before dispersing.

12:40pm – Ambiga Sreenevasan and Adam Adli attempt to negotiate with police to allow Bersih 5 supporters to continue their march to Dataran Merdeka.

12:30pm – The Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) deployed at the LRT Bangsar station to disperse Bersih 5 protesters.

12:20pm – Negotiations on going now between police and Datuk Ambiga to let Bersih 5 rally through Bangsar .

12:15pm – Protesters gathered outside Masjid Negara are still waiting for the rally goers who are marching from Bangsar. The protesters are expected to then proceed to Dataran Merdeka despite the police and FRU blockade. The roads leading to Dataran Merdeka has been cordoned off since 7am this morning.

12:05pm – Police have ordered shop owners along Dang Wangi to close their shops. People gathered outside the Sogo shopping complex were also ordered by the police to disperse.

11:50am – Roads at Bangsar and MasjidNegara toward Dataran Merdeka have been barricaded by FRU trucks and police.

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11:35am – The Bersih 5.0 rally goers who gathered at LRT Bangsar began marching towards Dataran Merdeka.

11:30am – Wan Aisyah Wan Ariffin at Masjid Negara: “Kita ingin melihat Malaysia lebih maju dan tidak dirompok berbilion bilion ringgit.”

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11:25am – A wild Pikachu appeared at Masjid Negara.

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11:10am – The crowd in Bangsar has filled up Jalan Bangsar. Preparing to move in about 10 minutes.

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10:55am – Activist Dr Wong Chin Huat leads the crowd at Masjid Jamek in singing Negaraku.

10:50am – FRU on standby in Bangsar LRT

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10:49am – The crowds continue to build up at Bangsar LRT.

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10:35am – Bersih steering committee member and activist Hishammuddin Rais was arrested at Bangsar.

10:30am – Marina Mahathir gave a speech to the participants of Bersih 5 in Bangsar LRT.

10:25am – Shahrul Aman calls for Malaysians to stand up and speak up against oppressors at Masjid Negara.

10:21am – BERSIH deputy chairperson, Shahrul Aman, says hello to the crowd at Masjid Negara!

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10:20am – Crowds are gathering in the hundreds at Masjid Negara.

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10:19am – Orang Asli participants seen at Masjid Negara.

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10:15am – BERSIH Security Team with purple shirt.

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10:12am – Jalan Kinabalu – Barricades manned by over 100 police personnel have been erected, blocking all access roads from Masjid Negara to Dataran Merdeka.

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10:10am – Bangsar – Activist Adam Adli’s arrival raises the spirits of some 1,000 Bersih 5 supporters at Bangsar LRT.

10:05am – Jinjang Police Station Kuala Lumpur to represent Mandeep Singh and Maria Chin in the section 117 remand proceedings.

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10:00am – Former Umno Batu Kawan chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan at Bersih 5 in Bangsar.

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9:55am – Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu joined the Bersih 5.0 rally goers. 

9:25am – Datuk Ambiga arrived in Bangsar LRT. She also gave a short speech to members of media gathered there.

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9:05am – So far no red shirt supporters sees from alan Bukit Pantai to Dataran Maybank since 8am till now.

9:00am – Bangsar LRT station – LRT services going on as usual without any disturbances.

8:55am – 65-year-old Tajudin Mohamed and Jamaluddin Harun, 57, are both Amanah members from Johor, although they say they have come in their own personal capacity.

8:50am – Masjid Negara – Two elderly gentlemen are among the 100 Bersih supporters at the national mosque. 

8:35am – Police have set up road blocks at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in front of Sogo to prevent people who wear red or yellow from entering the road.

8:30am – A FRU team of around 50 are having a briefing in front of Sogo. Several trucks and a water cannon are seen parked outside the Dang Wangi district police station.

8:20am – About 7,000 policemen are on duty to ensure security and public order during the Bersih 5 and Red Shirt rallies in the city today. Police have cordoned off several main road that lead to Dataran Merdeka including Jalan Perak and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Roads in these areas are also closed:

1. Maybank Bangsar
2. Brickfields
3. National Mosque and National Museum
4. Jalan Parlimen and Bank Negara
5. Pudu Sentral and Central Market
6. PWTC and Chow Kit

Police have opened 58 diversions to ensure smooth traffic during the closure of the roads involved.

8:15am – Police have cordoned off several roads in the city, barring people from entering Datran Merdeka where the Bersih 5.0 rally is scheduled to be held. A Red Shirts rally is also scheduled to be held today to counter the Bersih rally.

7:55am – Dataran Maybank Bangsar deserted. There are only a few people dressed Bersih 5 shirt.

7:52am – The federal reserve unit (FRU) team members on duty near Dataran Merdeka.

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7:50am – Masjid Negara – The first order of the day at the national mosque is breakfast. Vendors selling nasi lemak and other goods have popped up, and are serving Bersih supporters, policemen, and other folks in regular clothes. 

7:40am – Petaling Street – Plenty of Bersih protestors have arrived in downtown Kuala Lumpur hours before the rally kicks off, as some are concerned about major road closures and fear being unable to enter the city later.

7:26am – Masjid Jamek LRT, Jln Tun Perak – The federal reserve unit (FRU) team of 50 members is holding a meeting in front of Masjid Jamek LRT station to discuss their duties in dealing with Bersih and reds crowds.

7:25am – Expected around tens thousands of Malaysians to take over major roads in Kuala Lumpur today for the planned Bersih 5 rally. Protesters are expected to gather at Dataran Maybank in Jalan Bangsar and the Bangsar LRT station from 10am onwards before marching to the final rally point at Dataran Merdeka. The rally is expected to last till 6pm.

7:00am – Protestors are set to gather at Jalan Bangsar and Masjid Negara. The city wakes up to its normal routine although road blocks are beginning to be set up. Dataran Merdeka at the junction of Jln Tun Perak and Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman is closed off. At Bangsar, the road from Jln Maarof to Jln Bangsar has been closed off as Dataran Maybank is one of the Bersih gathering points.

6:55am – Bersih 5 route map

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