Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travels to KL amid planned large-scale rally

By Samantha Chiew / The Edge Singapore | December 7, 2018 4:13 PM SGT
SINGAPORE (Dec 7): A large-scale rally is expected to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tomorrow (Dec 8, 2018) at Dataran Merdeka.
In light of this, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is advising Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Kuala Lumpur.
“Current indications are that turnout at the event may number in the tens of thousands. There are also media reports of another large rally taking place in Petaling Jaya at Padang Timur on the same day,” said the MFA in a travel advisory on Friday. “As with large congregations or demonstrations, there is a possibility that limited and isolated skirmishes might take place. There may also be traffic disruptions and other disturbances that will impact travellers.”
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