Friday, 24 August 2012
'Merdeka March for Jalan Sultan' on N-Day eve
The Preservation of Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bukit Bintang Committee (PJSBBC) will hold a rally on the eve of National Day in a move to continue pressuring the government to preserve the street from the effects of construction works for the MRT project.
PJSBBC chairperson Stanley Yong (second from left in photo) announced that the rally, called ‘Merdeka March for Jalan Sultan’, will be held at 8.30pm next Thursday at Jalan Sultan.
During the event, he said, the participants will gather at Gospel Hall before moving to Standium Merdeka for the symbolic linking of hands from the stadium all the way down to the Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association building.
Later, the participants will march together towards the Klang bus station next to the Pasar Seni LRT station, which has been demolished to pave the way for the construction of an underground MRT station.
Yong urged all the members of the public and activists who are concerned about Jalan Sultan to join the “carnival” and to celebrate National Day in a different way.
“It could be a very different scene next year and so if we need to admire the good looks of Jalan Sultan, probably we have to do it now.
“Hopefully on the eve of Merdeka Day, we would have a very peaceful night at Jalan Sultan, and we will make use of the peacefulness to gather together, to sing some songs, even dance. And we want to recall the glory days of Jalan Sultan that has lasted about a century,” he added.
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