Road closures for Thaipusam in Gombak

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 27): Several roads in the Gombak district will be closed in conjunction with the Thaipusam procession from today until early morning on Friday.

Gombak police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe said the roads are closed following the approval of the National Security Council (MKN) to allow the procession of the chariot carrying the statute of Lord Murugan from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee to the Seri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves tomorrow.

"The route involves the slip road to the Batu Caves Temple, the slip road from MRR2 to Jalan Perusahaan Batu Caves, the junction of Jalan Perusahaan to the Batu Caves roundabout and the road to the main bathing spot in Sungai Batu Caves," he said in a statement today.

He said the roads would be reopened on Friday at 6am.

He advised the people not to turn up as prayers at temples in conjunction with Thaipusam this time is not allowed, and all parties should comply with the standard operating procedure (SOPs) under the movement control order (MCO) being enforced now.

He said police would not hesitate to take stern actions against any individuals who flout the MCO SOPs as stipulated by MKN.

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