M Update, 18/1/2019 – Some 600 policemen will be on security and traffic detail during the Thaipusam chariot procession starting Saturday.
City police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the policemen, from various departments and district police headquarters, would ensure everything goes smoothly during the procession.
“We ask the public to follow all directions issued by police so as to ensure that the procession can go on without incident. Kuala Lumpur police will ensure that there are enough policemen station throughout the route of the procession before handing over responsibility to Selangor police at the Batu Caves roundabout,” he said.
Mazlan was speaking to reporters after attending a Ponggal celebration at the Sentul police headquarters.
Meanwhile, Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner S. Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah said much of the procession would pass through the police district before heading to Batu Caves.
“From this district, we will have 150 policemen on duty… the procession is expected to pass through here about 2am (on Sunday).”
Shanmugamoorthy appealed to the public to ensure they do not misbehave, set off firecrackers or fireworks, rev motorcycles or create any other sort of disturbance, including being drunk and disorderly.
The chariot procession is scheduled to begin at 10pm at the Sri Mariaman temple in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and arrive at the Subramaniar temple in Batu Caves about 2pm on Sunday.
Sources : New Straits Times