Sunday, July 13, 2008

Police blocks cause city gridlock -The Malaysian Insider 14072008

That is the reason why KL City is collapsed this morning!!

Police blocks cause city gridlock

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — The city's morning traffic rush today turned to gridlock due to roadblocks near the Parliament, which opposition leader Lim Kit Siang charged as "not only pointless but completely unwarranted and unjustifiable."
Traffic lengthened longer than usual even before 7am on the Federal Highway and other major arteries due the roadblocks set up against a possible gathering near the Parliament.

"The police is creating a totally synthetic crisis out of nothing, as no gathering or demonstration is being planned by Pakatan Rakyat in or near Parliament tomorrow," Lim wrote in his weblog last night.

Police believe otherwise and had also obtained a court order yesterday that barred Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters from gathering within 5km of the Parliament for a fuel price protest.

Anwar, whose Pakatan Rakyat waits to debate a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister today, will dispute the police court order later today as he called it "slanderous and an abuse of the legal process."

Police said the roadblocks began at strategic points over the weekend and only authorised personnel will be allowed into Parliament.

But motorists were fuming as the blocks are causing bottlenecks and making them burn more precious fuel in the traffic crawl.

"This is ridiculous. It just slows us and wastes petrol," Arnold Nair told The Malaysian Insider.

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