POLICE TO CLOSE ROADS FOR KUALA BESUT NOMINATION

12 Jul 2013 11:19

BESUT, July 11 (Bernama) -- Several roads are to be closed from 7 am to 11 am tomorrow as police make arrangements for a smooth nomination for the Kuala Besut state by-election.

Besut Police chief Supt Kamaruddin Mohd Zakaria said today Jalan Kampung Raja-Tembila would be closed from the Kampung Raja traffic intersection.

He advised road users coming from Kuala Terengganu-Tembila and heading to Kuala Besut or Bachok, Kelantan, to use the T-junction near the Maduria factory and proceed towards Bukit Keluang and onwards to Pengkalan Nyireh and Kuala Besut.

Road users coming from Alor Lintang and heading to Kuala Terengganu can use Jalan Gong Bayor to Tembila, he said.

Kamaruddin said police would ensure that the 20,000 supporters of political parties expected to be present in the vicinity of the nomination centre at the Rakan Muda Complex would be orderly.

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"We will station our men at every corner during the march of the supporters with their respective candidates to the nomination centre," he told a news conference at the Kampung Raja Police headquarters, here.

He reminded the supporters of political parties to abide by regulations and not bring along prohibited items such as firearms, loud hailers, musical instruments and banners bearing provocative or sensitive words.

The by-election is being held following the death of assemblyman Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar of the Barisan Nasional (BN) on June 26.

The BN has named a 37-year-old civil engineer, Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman, as its candidate while PAS is to field a contractor, Endut alias Azlan Yusof, 48.

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