Monday, April 21, 2008

Olympic Torch Relay in Malaysia

With all the havoc being created during those Olympic torch relays held at Paris, London, San Francisco and India, the Malaysian government has to prepare themselves for any unwanted situation on 21 Apr 2008, Monday afternoon.

Last Friday, a group of Falun Gong followers did a protest just right outside of the China Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

In view of this, the Royal Malaysian Police has set up a special police action squad to prevent the Anti-China, Falun Gong and Tibetan sympathisers or anyone for that matter from interferring in the Olympic torch relay.

Well, certain / surrounding roads would be close to motor vehicles to accommodate the torch relay from 2.15pm to 6.15pm and if you are having any appointments at this few areas, do re-adjust your timing:-
* Dataran Merdeka (starting point)
* Wisma OCM
* City Hall
* Parliament House
* National Museum
* National Mosque
* Old Railway Station
* Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
* Merdeka Stadium
* KL Tower
* KLCC (finale)

When the road is closed to motor vehicles, it's much more easier to target you (if you are one of those intending to disrupt the Olympic torch relay).

The police has warned that stern action would be taken against any disruption and any vehicles parked along the scheduled roads would be towed away for security reasons. What security reasons you may ask - Car Bombs la!

Reading: Olympic flame arrives in Malaysia capital Kuala Lumpur
Reading: Olympic torch relay sabotage in Paris - ESWN
Tags: China, Beijing Olympic, Olympic Torch Relay, Kuala Lumpur, Special Police Action Squad, Royal Malaysian Police, Falun Gong



Blogger Akira said...

Bet the traffic must be terrible today. Nevertheless, looking forward the the Olympic Games in August.

21 April, 2008 19:30  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

the affected roads were closed in stages and re-opened after the torch relay team has passed by.

the main jam from 6pm onwards till 7pm plus (this is where i left my office) was due to the closure of our so-called 'smart' tunnel, reason being usage of tunnel to divert rain water ...... i thot that was not a heavy rain at all

22 April, 2008 09:22  
Blogger Akira said...

What to do? That's our government. hahah

22 April, 2008 13:35  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

they shut down for more than 3 days in march 08 due to heavy rain but many people suspected something went very wrong during that 3 days.

compared to this past 2 days, it was shut down for less than 24 hours .....

22 April, 2008 23:44  

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