Perak showdown: Several major roads to be closed

(The Star) – Several sections of all major roads leading to the Perak state secretariat building would be closed to traffic for the state assembly sitting on Thursday.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Azisman Alias said roadblocks would be set up at the Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab-Jalan St John junction and near the Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman flyover from 9pm Wednesday.

He advised motorists to follow instructions from the police who would be on duty to divert traffic at Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam, Jalan Kompleks Islam and Jalan Istana.

ACP Azisman said motorists heading towards the city from Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman would be diverted to Jalan Raja Musa Aziz.

“Motorists heading towards the Medan Kidd bus station from Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman would be diverted into Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

He said all motorists from the city heading towards the state secretariat building would be diverted into Jalan St John.

“Motorists heading towards the city area from Jalan Silibin will have to use either Jalan Raja Musa Aziz or Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. Those using Jalan St John would be directed into Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam,” he added.

ACP Azisman said all affected roads would be reopened to the public Thursday afternoon.

“The public are advised to plan their journey and use alternative routes to avoid being caught in traffic,” he added.

Meanwhile, DAP adviser and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang said the police should stay out of the political fray between Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional and remain apolitical.