7,000 to en­sure safety dur­ing Sea Games

New Straits Times - - News -

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

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