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Toll Price Increased? Postponed? It remain the same for now!

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 3,873 views

Toll Price gonna increased? New toll rates?

New toll rates may be deferred following public outcry

KUALA LUMPUR: A toll increase announced yesterday by the Works Minister for five major highways may be put on hold following a public outcry and the Prime Minister also calling for a review.

Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohammed had earlier revealed that toll for PLUS’ North-South Expressway (NSE), Sprint Highway, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh), Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya) and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) would be raised simultaneously from Sunday.

New Toll Rates

The increase for the NSE will be 5%, or 0.68sen per km. For the other highways, the increase ranges from 10 sen to 50 sen.

The increase will affect all classes of vehicles, the exception being buses on the Sungai Besi Highway.

Reacting to the announcement from Pattaya, Thailand, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called for a review of the decision, which he said was made two or three weeks ago.

He said the Cabinet would meet today to discuss other ways to compensate the toll concessionnaires.

Under the new rates announced, the toll for the 734km NSE journey from Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah) in the north to Kempas (Johor) in the south will be adjusted to RM113.40, up from RM108, while a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh will be in­­creased from RM26.50 to RM27.90.

Mohd Zin described the rates as minimal and hoped that the people would understand that the increases were stipulated in the concession agreements the Government had signed.

“The increase was actually due in January last year but we have postponed it until now. This means the Government has been paying compensation for 14 months,’’ he told a press conference at the Works Ministry yesterday.

Mohd Zin said the compensation amounted to RM277mil with RM177mil going to PLUS, RM38mil to Sprint and RM30mil to AKLEH.

Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Mohammed Razali Othman, who was present, said some of the concessionnaires got full increases while some only half, as outlined in the concession agreements.

“Any shortfall will be compensated by the Government,” he said.

The announcement to increase the rates comes after the Salak Jaya toll (south-bound) was abolished on Tuesday and the toll at PJS2 (Kuala Lumpur-bound) of the New Pantai Expressway was done away with on Feb 13.

Mohd Zin said the toll increase should not be politicised, stressing that it was a contractual obligation on the Government’s part.

Source : TheStar

On the same day itself, there’s another update saying that Toll Price will not be increased. No increased. It remain the same but Government would have to fork out an additional RM287mil to pay the concessionaires! Wow. Is this a good news for you? For me, I seldom use toll unless jam or what, but if they increase I will never use the toll because it’s so expensive.

Toll hike postponed indefinitely

KUALA LUMPUR: The toll hike for five major highways that was set to take place on Sunday has been postponed indefinitely.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohammed said the decision was made due to the negative public reaction and the current economic situation.

“When the announcement was made, there was negative public reaction. As a result, the Cabinet decided today (Friday) to postpone the toll hike indefinitely,” he told a press conference at the Works Ministry here on Friday.

The toll hike, had it taken place, would have increased toll rates on the North-South Expressway by 0.68sen per km; the Sprint Highway by between 30sen and 50sen; the Sungai Besi Highway (Besraya) by 10sen; the Ampang-Kuala Lmpur Elevated Highway (Akleh) by 50sen and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) by 40sen.

The announcement met with strong opposition from consumer groups, lorry and bus associations as well as Members of Parliament from both sides of the House.

They said it was not a good time to increase toll rates considering the economic situation.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is in Thailand for the Asean Defence Ministers meeting, had also asked for the decision to be reconsidered.

Mohd Zin said as a result of the toll hike cancellation, the Government would have to fork out an additional RM287mil to pay the concessionaires – PLUS (RM195mil), Sprint (RM36mil), Akleh (RM27mil), Besraya (RM9mil) and NPE (RM20mil) – for the period Jan 1 to Dec 31 this year.

Mohd Zin said RM245mil was already paid to PLUS, Akleh and Sprint in the form of compensation due to a scheduled increase in January last year that did not take place.

“The Finance Ministry will prepare the compensation as stipulated in the concession agreement.”

Mohd Zin said the money being used for compensation was also the public’s money that could have been used to implement other projects that could benefit the entire country.

Meanwhile, in Putrajaya, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the toll hike postponement was not meant to woo voters in the three upcoming by-elections.

He said the toll hike was put off because the public protested and was unhappy with the hike, even though the decision meant that the government would have to fork out a substantial amount of money to compensate the five highway concessionaires.

“This is not an election gimmick. This is not to attract voters (to support Barisan Nasional) and they have our undertaking that it (toll rates) will not be increased once the by-elections are over,” the Deputy Prime Minister told reporters on Friday.

Three by-elections will be held within the next few months – in Bukit Gantang (Perak), Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and also in Batang Ai (Sarawak).

The Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat fell vacant when its MP, Roslan Shahrum of PAS died on Feb 9 while the Bukit Selambau state seat is empty when assemblyman V. Aurumugam resigned on Feb 8. The by-elections for the two constituencies will be held on April 7.

The Batang Ai state seat in Sarawak is vacant following the death of its assemblyman Datuk Dublin Unting and the Election Commission will decide on polling date for this seat on March 4.

Najib also confirmed that the postponement was indefinite.

“We do not know for how long as it will depend on our affordability (to pay compensation). We will make whatever necessary decision when the time comes.

“But by not increasing the toll rates, the government has to fork out an additional RM500million a year and that is tax payers’ money,” he said.

Najib said the increase announced by the Works Ministry earlier was a “moderate increase” and the government had to pay more compensation if there was no increase at all.

“The amount will be substantial and it will add up over the years. But the public is so averse to any increase; which I understand.

“So the government decided not to increase but this means we will have to set aside more money for compensation,” he said.

On Thursday, Mohd Zin announced that road users would have to pay a higher toll when using the North-South Expressway (PLUS), the Sprint/Kerinchi/Damansara Link highways, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Expressway (AKLEH), Sungai Besi Highway and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

For the PLUS highway, it was a 5% increase. This meant that toll charges from Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah to Kempas in Johor would increase from RM108 to RM113.40.

A trip from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh would increase from RM26.50 to RM27.90.

For the Sprint/Kerinchi/Damansara Link highways, it was an increase of between 30sen and 50sen.

The Sungai Besi Highway was to see an increase of 10sen, while the AKLEH and NPE were to be increased by 50sen and 40sen respectively.

Mohd Zin had said the increase was minimal and hoped the public understood that the increase was stipulated in the concession agreements that the Government had signed.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, however, urged for the decision to increase the toll rates to be reconsidered.

He said the matter will be discussed in the Cabinet meeting Friday, which will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“People are having difficulties. The situation is not right for a toll hike. I feel that this matter needs to be discussed again in the Cabinet.

”The decision may come in the form of measures that will included in the second stimulus package or through some other measures,” he had said in Pattaya, where he was attending the Asean Defence Minister’s Meeting.

Source : TheStar

Gov’t U-turn: Toll hike put off

In a dramatic reversal, the government has decided to suspend toll hike of up to 33 percent for five major highways in Klang Valley announced yesterday.
-Toll hike put back to Dec 31, 2009
-Gov’t to pay RM287 mil in compensation

Source : MalaysiaKini

Digi Broadband

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 7,570 views

I just received a SMS from Digi telling me that Digi Broadband is in PJ now. It’s still their soft launch, that’s why you did not see much info or advertisement about the Digi Broadband or 3G. It’s not their style, they will advertise in a very creative way for Digi Broadband I guess. Stay tuned.

Great news! Digi broadband is finally available near you. Visit rediscoverbroadband.com.my for more information or drop by our Digi Center in SS2 fr 26-28Feb09.

After I got the SMS I went to rediscoverbroadband.com.my, their content is updated and some terms also being updated.

We’ve got good news! We’re extending our laptop & broadband promotion. All you have to do
is swing by the SS2 DiGi Centre in Petaling Jaya from 26th – 28th February 2009 to check out
the promo. No registration required!

This offer is valid on a first come first served basis and stocks are limited.

Broadband Promo Package

Broadband Laptop Promo Package
HP CQ40 Laptop Specs
• Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T3400 (2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 Cache)
• 2GB DDR2 Memory
• 320GB 5400 rpm
• 14.1″ TFT WXGA high definition widescreen LCD panel with brightview technology
• DVD +/- RW Double Layer Drive with LightScribe
• Integrated 802.11b/g
• 5-in-1 intergrated digital media reader slot
• One year International Limited Warranty (parts/labor/carry-in)
• Microsoft Windows Home Vista Basic
Terms and Conditions
• Limited laptop units @ RM 999.
• Each laptop purchase would require the purchase of the broadband package

Broadband Promo Package

Broadband Promo Package
Features
• Download speed: up to 3.6Mbps (FREE Trial of up to 7.2Mbps)
• Upload speed: up to 384kbps (FREE Trial of up to 2Mbps)
• Quota: 50GB (connection will be throttled to 64kbps when the
quota is breached)
• FREE Broadband E230 HSPA modem (with free MicroSD card)

Terms and Conditions
• Price: RM128/month for 6 months (normal price at RM158).
Price returns to RM158 after 6 months.
• Contract period: 12 months. Should the customer decide to terminate the service before the contract expires, an early termination penalty will be imposed at either the cost of the
modem (RM600) or the remaining balance of the contract value,
whichever is lower.
• Advance payment: 2 x monthly fee (RM256).
• FREE Trial of 7.2Mbps speed is at DiGi’s discretion and valid for contract period of 12 months.

Previously was 10GB but now changed to 50GB Fair Usage Quota? But their FAQ page still have not updated yet.

FAQ

Q11: What is the usage limit for this broadband service?
A11: The broadband service comes with a data quota/usage limit of 10GB.

Q12: What will happen if I exceed my limit?
A12: Your broadband connection will be throttled to a lower speed.

Maybank Scam – Do not disclose your TAC to anyone thru email or web or sms!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 4,659 views

Recently, I always receive this email telling me that they need to update their data or got attack and need to verify your account if not your account will be suspended, it’s all not true. If you receive this email and not sure please contact the bank immediately before you proceed to do anything as stated in the email.

Do not disclose your TAC to anyone thru email or web or sms!

Maybank Scam for TAC

Important Message from Mybank‏

From: Mybank (service@maybank2u.com.my)

Dear maybank2u customer,

We are hereby notifying you that we’ve recently suffered a DDos-Attack on one of our’s Internet Banking server. For security reasons you must complete the next steps to verify the integrity of your maybank2u account. If you fail to complete the verification in the next 24 hours your account will be suspended.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Log in to maybank2u online account (click here).

2. You must request for TAC online via maybank2u – your TAC will be sent via SMS to the mobile phone number you registered at the ATM.
( you can find the “request a TAC” button in the right menu of your account “Utilities” )

3. Logout from your account and close the browser.

4. When you have received the TAC (Transaction Authorization Code) on your mobile phone, Log in to our secured verification server and submit the requested information(Account user ID, password and TAC).CLICK HERE to go on our secured server.

5. Please allow 48 hours for processing.

Please comply and thanks for understanding.
© 2009 maybank2u

Wow Dell 24inch Full HD LCD Monitor is so cheap? Only RM699

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 5,142 views

Super Cheap Dell S2409W Full HD 24″ Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Full HD

Dell S2409W 24

Yes, it’s very good deal and it’s including delivery to your door step just within few clicks. =)
Too bad that I purchased my Dell 22″ last 2 years, check the details of my Dell 22″ Monitor here. If I did not get that, I will for sure grab this Dell 24″ Full HD LCD. =p

* Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
* 16:9 dynamic aspect ratio
* HDMI high quality digital connection

Full Specs

Viewable Size
24″

Panel Type
TN – Twisted Nematic

Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1080

Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (typical)

Brightness
300 cd/m2 (typical)

Response Time
5 ms (grey-to-grey)

Max Viewing Angle
160° / 170° (typical)

Connectivity
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Digital Visual Interface – Digital (DVI-D) with High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
Video Graphics Array (VGA)

Adjustability
Tilt

Features
Security port (cable lock sold separately), VESA-compliant mount (100 mm), cable management

Service / Support Details
3 Year Advanced Exchange Service2

Hurry ! Available on Dell S2409W Full HD 24″ Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor. Ends on 26/02/2009. Click here to check it out.

Dell S2409W Full HD 24

Digi 3G Broadband is here!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 16,132 views

Digi 3G Boradband

Congratulations! You’re one of the few who’ve been chosen to rediscover what broadband should be! To begin your journey, select and register for a package below and visit Ikano Power Centre from 21st – 22nd February 2009 to grab your broadband and laptop package! Hurry!
Only limited laptops available!

Laptop + Broadband Package
-HP Compaq CQ40 Laptop @ RM999
-Broadband Package RM128/month
-Free Broadband E230 HSPA USBModem

Broadband Package
-Broadband Package RM128/month
-Free Broadband E230 HSPA USBModem

Digi Ah, it looks like the fat yellow man is about to launch its 3G services after a year of much huffing and puffing. I thought this was vapourware, and I assumed this was, until I saw something real. The DiGi fanbois have been waiting for this moment – many who are using competing services want to switch when it’s available, saying it’s going to be cheaper, has better coverage, faster and will offer unmetered wireless broadband. Well, I’m here to say – sorry to burst your bubble, but all of that just ain’t gonna happen.

This launch website for DiGi’s 3G services has two packages on offer – one bundled with a HP Compaq CQ40 notebook and a Huawei E230 USB datacard, the other bundled with a Huawei E230 USB datacard. Both carry a minimum 12 month subscription period. The price for the first package is RM 999 for the notebook, plus RM 128 monthly, for a minimum of one year, for the 7.2mbps service. The second package costs RM 128 monthly, for a minimum of one year. Note that in the fine print it says that it’s only RM 128 monthly for both packages for the first 6 months, then it increases to RM 158 monthly for the next months that you subscribe to the service.

My comments:

1. damn, this is an expensive service at RM 158 monthly. Don’t let the 7,2mbps speed fool you, no one will ever achieve this speed in this world. I don’t know what world they reside in, but I’m on earth.

2. metered broadband of 10Gb monthly – double that of Celcom, and compared to Maxis’s unmetered (thus far) wireless broadband, is nothing to shout about.

3. coverage area sucks at the moment. They’re launching in the PJ area first, although I know for a fact that there is a DiGi signal where I live in KL. DiGi can’t be that desperate for revenue, can it? Or can it? :-)

4. there is as yet no indication what the pricing is going to be when you sign up without any buying any hardware from DiGi, that is, you only get a data SIM from them. Maybe they’re not interested in selling this service. But I have no reason to expect anything below RM 158 as they mentioned that this is their monthly rate for the service in the terms and conditions.

My overall verdict – avoid this offering like the plague. You’re going to hit the monthly quota in no time, assuming you can get 50% of the advertised speed at 3.6mbps. If you don’t plan on hitting the monthly quota, why sign up with DiGi? Why not go with Maxis at RM 99 monthly (+ 5% service tax)? It’s way cheaper. Maxis’ network is currently 3.6mbps enabled, and it’s already 7.2mbps in some areas. Celcom offers RM 68 monthly, but only at 3G/UMTS speeds – again, if you’re not going to hit the monthly data quota, why worry about speed? The faster speed you get, the more you download, and the more you download, the faster you hit the quota.

People need to understand that it’s not just the speed that matters – it’s the amount you can use per month as well. Metered broadband is akin to having a straight road all the way from KL to Penang, and you buy a Ferrari. You’re told that you can only drive at 250km/h from KL to Tapah, from then on, you drive at 60km/h. Isn’t this a waste of money, buying the Ferrari? Get my point?

I should know what I’m talking about here folks – I’ve got one Maxis 3G data account, two Celcom data accounts and two DiGi data accounts. All are unlimited. The winner by far – Maxis at RM 99 monthly. If I show you my daily downloads on the Maxis network, you’ll drool. So, please, before you leave a snide comment that I’m biased or don’t know what I’m talking about, think twice or you’ll end up getting a rude earful from me ;-)

I think DiGi should rethink its tagline – from “Broadband done right” to “DiGi sucks…big time”.

Click here for the “promotion launch” website. I checked the whois – the site is confirmed to belong to DiGi.

Source : -:: Malaysia Mobile Tech News ::-

So after reading for the article above will you subscribe to Digi 3G broadband? I was waiting all the while for Digi to launch their 3G since years ago but now after get to know about the price and package might not be really interested on that. I agree the issues that he had brought up. =(

For more information check out the following link.

-:Promotion:-
http://rediscoverbroadband.com.my/

-:Coverage:-
Digi 3G Broadband Coverage
http://rediscoverbroadband.com.my/cov.html

-:FAQ:-
Digi 3G FAQ

Q11: What is the usage limit for this broadband service?
A11: The broadband service comes with a data quota/usage limit of 10GB.

Q12: What will happen if I exceed my limit?
A12: Your broadband connection will be throttled to a lower speed.

http://rediscoverbroadband.com.my/faq.html

-:Terms & Conditions:-
Digi 3G Terms & Conditions

5. Any subscriber that purchases a HP laptop offered via this Promotion must subscribe to DiGi’s Broadband plan with an original monthly fee of RM158 with a twelve (12) months minimum contract period. But as part of this promotion, the subscriber will enjoy a special price of RM128 for the first six (6) months of their contract, after which the monthly fee will revert to its original price. Two (2) months advance payment of RM256 is required when you sign up at the event.

http://rediscoverbroadband.com.my/tnc.html

Robbers drive off with victim’s son in back seat was all right now

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 2,711 views

*Pls Help 2 blast out this msg ASAP. A car was stolen by an Indian in Taman Berkeley, Klang early Morning on 16 Feb. A young boy aged 6 yrs old was inSide th car. If you see a meroon Proton Wira JFA 4552, call mr Foo @ 019-655517X or 012-283837X or the nearest police station. It is the kid who must be in fear now, that matters. Your immediate msg blast are very much appreciated.

Yesterday I received few of that message in my MSN and today it’s reported in TheStar, it’s really a relieve. So to the parents out there please becareful as the economy is not good and anything might be happening out there.

Robbers drive off with victim’s son in back seat

KLANG: The Foo family had a most frightening experience when two robbers drove off in their car with their son still in the back seat in Taman Berkeley here.

Their nightmare began yesterday morning when Kendrick Foo, 43, returned home after dropping off his wife at the Meru wet market where she runs a stall selling noodles and soya bean by-products.

Six-year-old Foo Koo Ping was sleeping in the back seat when two men grabbed Foo, pushed him to the ground and took off in his Proton Wira.

He surrendered his wallet and threw himself in front of the car, screaming that his son was asleep in the back seat.

“I believe that they too panicked and sped off,” said Foo.

“He is our only child and we cannot imagine anything terrible happening to him,” said Foo, an employee at the IT department of a private hospital in Klang.

The robbers abandoned his car in front of Chemistry Department pensioner Zamedin Hasar’s house in Taman Desaria, near Sunway.

Zamedin, 65, said he was on his way to his neighbourhood surau at 6.10am when he noticed a maroon Wira parked outside his house with the engine running.

When he returned 30 minutes later, the car was still there.

Zamedin said looked into the car and saw the boy asleep in the back seat.

“The feeling of relief after being told that our son was all right is unexplainable,” said Foo, adding that he met Zamedin at the Sungai Way police station with his son and car.

Koo Ping, when asked what happened, coolly replied: “Two bad men drove my daddy’s car and I was very frightened.”

Meanwhile, Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop said the police received their first report at 5.15am. The two robbers are still at large.

On a another matter, City police said there was no such case of an eight-year-old girl being kidnapped from Taman Maluri in a Nissan Sentra that was circulated by SMS a few days ago.

Source : TheStar

Melaka Trip Last Weekend

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 3,211 views

Went to Melaka last weekend with a bunch of Stage Management Group members. It was fun and interesting. Melaka is so nice now and it’s a good tourist attraction.

Before we start our journey, we met up in Sungai Besi toll. Some ppl was late so went to bite something in KFC while waiting for the rest.

After gather all the ppl, finally we started our journey. But… tyre flat…

Walkie-Talkie
During the whole trip, we did utilized these walkie-talkie a lot and it brought us fun =)

Just when we started the journey, we notice a car tyre was flat so thought went to pump then ok but in the end still need to change the tyre and it involved so many ppl. So co-operative huh? =)

Tyre

Change Tyre

Change Tyre

Change Tyre

Change Tyre

Change Tyre

Road Safety
Safety Fist!

What we did after that? To be continued…

Updated : Continuation of the Melaka Trip here for famous Sate Celup of Melaka.

APIIT Gang Chinese New Year Dinner @ Robson Heights + Gambling

Sunday, February 15th, 2009 3,453 views

Group Photo

Guy Photo

Guy Photo

Girl Photo

Girl Photo

Lou Sang…
Lou Sang

Lou Sang

Lou Sang

Sang Har Mee / Water Prawn (I think we became water fish!! This cost us RM248!? Luckily we only ordered 6 prawns and share if not don’t dare to image the price of 12 praws…)
Water Prawn

The set that we ordered. RM398
Set Dinner

Bill
The total damage of the day. RM691 for 12ppl. Overall the food was so so only but the price swt =_=

Restoran Robson Heights Valley Sdn Bhd
Address : 10B, Jalan Permai, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 KL.
Contact : 03-2274 6216
Business Hour : Open daily 10.30am to 3pm & 5.30pm to 11.30pm

After the dinner, we went to Taman Desa for gambling session! =)

Gamble

Gambling - Triple 7

Gambling - Triple 7
Wow triple 7! haha…

Photos credits to Raymond.

Don't catch a virus this Valentine's

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 2,724 views

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day

PETALING JAYA: Every Valentine’s day since the year 2000, the world has experienced a wave of malicious love-related viruses which spread through the combination of e-mail and infected websites, according to Internet content security company Trend Micro.

The virus has gone by many aliases over the years. Typically, in the few weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, “love” messages flood e-mail inboxes all over the world.

These e-mail messages would contain a link that redirects a user to a website with heart images in the background. When this page is clicked, the user is prompted to download a malicious file, detected by Trend Micro this year as WORM_WALEDEC.AR.

The purpose of the virus is to compromise the security of infected systems by opening random ports to listen for commands from a remote user. This makes the computer extremely vulnerable to infiltration, Trend Micro warned.

To combat this, the company is offering a patch for its customers as well as a free malware scanner and cleaner for anyone wanting to clear the virus off their computers.

For non-Trend Micro customers, the link to the scanner is housecall.trendmicro.com.

Trend Micro customers can download the patch at us.trendmicro.com/us/products/ enterprise/web-protection-add-on.

For more information of the virus itself, other threats and general Internet security issues, visit blog.trendmicro.com.

Source : TheStar

ROAD CLOSURE ON LDP AND SPRINT FOR LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI – CAUSED MASSIVE JAM

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 4,499 views

n conjunction with Le Tour De Langkawi, some parts of the LDP and SPRINT’s Damansara Link will be closed between 8.30 am and 9.30 am on this Friday, 13 February 2009.

On LDP, the affected stretch will be between TTDI Interchange and Penchala Interchange (northbound only) while for Damansara Link, the closure will be between Kiara Interchange and Section 17 Interchange (west bound only).

Please refer to the map attached for closures.

Road Closure

Soruce : http://www.litrak.com.my/

Click here for more info about Le Tour De Langkawi

Updates: It caused massive jam @ LDP and all others major main roads.

Roads closed for Le Tour de Langkawi

KUALA LUMPUR: Several roads in the city will be closed in phases for the fifth to seventh stages of Le Tour de Langkawi from Friday to Sunday.

A Kuala Lumpur traffic police statement said the closure on Friday from 9am to 9.45am will affect roads leading to Kampung Sungai Penchala from the direction of Pencala Link and the Sprint Highway, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Jalan Tun Fuad and Jalan Damansara.

Jalan Kuching from the direction of Rawang until the Batu Caves roundabout will be closed from 10am to 11am.

For the sixth stage on Saturday, several roads will be closed from the Kuala Selangor district border to Shah Alam beginning at 12.30pm.

Shah Alam OCPD ACP Nor Azam Jamaluddin said among the roads to be closed are the stretch from Jalan Batu Arang via Lebuh Raya Guthrie, Section U10 until the finishing line at Pesiaran Bandaraya, Section 11.

“Two hundred and forty-six police personnel including 17 officers will be deployed to ensure the smooth flow of the race,” he said.

He said they would be deployed according to the zones, namely Zone A beginning at Jalan Batu Arang to the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Zone B (GCE to Pesiaran Sukan, Section 13).

For Zone C, the stretch starts from the Pesiaran Sukan to Pesiaran Bandaraya which is the finishing line.

Roads that will be closed on Sunday starting 3pm are those around Dataran Merdeka including Jalan Hishamudin, Jalan Raja and Jalan Pasar Besar.

Other roads affected are Jalan Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

All the roads will be reopened to traffic after the event ends. — Bernama

Source : TheStar

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