Please take note that we are NOT GATHERING at Dataran Merdeka to walk to the NPC. This was decided in discussions with the police and the organising committee on 29 May. Participants are kindly advised to head to the National Press Club on Jalan Tangsi (off Jalan Parlimen) for the dialogue which is scheduled to start at 10:30 with the Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim. Since refreshments have already been ordered for 9:30 am, feel free to come early to partake of them.
For those driving, there are only 25 parking spots around the NPC area. You may want to park across near the Royal Selangor Club, the St. Mary’s church or the underground parking at Dataran Merdeka, but please take note that the Dataran Merdeka road will be closed, so you will have to use the other entrance (U-turn at the roundabout below the Jalan Kinabalu flyover). Those who are commuting might consider taking the Putra-LRT to the Masjid Jamek station and it is a short walk to NPC, or the KTM Komuter to the Bank Negara stop.
See you at NPC on Sunday!
The revised program for the morning is as follows…
|09:30 am||Participants arrive, refreshments served|
|10:35 am||Welcome speech by NPC Chairman, Mokhtar|
|10:45 am||Speech by NUJ President, Norila Daud|
|10:55 am||Speech on behalf of Walk Organisers, V Gayathry|
|11:00 am||Keynote address by Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim|
|12:00 noon||Special announcements: Reading of May 3 Memorandum, Joint Resolution by organisers|
|12:30 pm||Press Conference|