7,000 to ensure safety during Sea Games
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 7,000 policemen and enforcement agency officers will be deployed to ensure safety during the upcoming 29th Sea Games.
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the large number of officers was to guarantee a smooth flow of the Games.
“Out of 38 sporting venues in the country, 20 are in Kuala Lumpur. We are confident that with the manpower we have, the public’s security and peace will be secured,” he said.
Among the 20 sporting venues in Kuala Lumpur are the National Aquatic Centre, Hockey Stadium, Axiata Sports Arena and National Tennis Centre.
He said the 12 hotels allocated for the athletes’ accommodation would be under tight security.
“Officers from the
Special Action Unit (UTK) and Komando 69 unit will be stationed around the athletes’ accommodation,” he said.
“Police will continue to have special operations and periodic operations to curb crime during this period.”
He hoped members of the public would avoid routes along the hotels and the sports venues to avoid worsening traffic congestion, adding that all athletes would be escorted by traffic officers.
The 10 routes which will be used by the athletes to and from hotels and sports venues are Jalan Ampang, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Raja Chulan, MEX highway, KL-Seremban Highway and the Federal Highway.
“We have had five safety drills to train the officers since May, all the way until the Games begin,” he said.
Datuk Amar Singh