National Day: Police to monitor popular spots in Putrajaya


Seri Wawasan Bridge in Putrajaya lit up in the colours of Jalur Gemilang, in conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebration.

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Police will monitor popular public spots around Putrajaya on Tuesday (Aug 31) to prevent large crowds from gathering to watch the National Day 2021 celebration airshow.

Putrajaya district police chief ACP A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said it was understandable that many were excited and eager to celebrate National Day, but it should be celebrated with the new normal practices in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

"Members of the public, especially the people of Putrajaya are advised to celebrate virtually and watch the show live on television," he told Bernama on the preparation and deployment of police personnel in conjunction with the National Day 2021 celebration on Tuesday at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here.

A.Asmadi said a total of 235 police personnel have been tasked to ensure the smooth running of Tuesday’s event and compliance with the the standard operation procedures (SOPs) set.

He hoped that the public, especially Putrajaya residents, would adhere to the SOPs and avoid large gatherings and always observed physical distancing.

"We will ensure that members of the public follow the rules and adhere to the SOPs and refrain from bringing their children out to public places," he said.

Themed ‘Malaysia Prihatin’, this year’s National Day small-scale celebration will be held in a controlled environment without the presence of members of the public physically, in accordance with the advice of the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The live broadcast of the National Day 2021 celebration will begin at 8am on all local television channels and via Facebook Live of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Merdeka 360 and the Information Department.

There will be four main presentations held tomorrow comprising a Malaysian Armed Forces drumline performance, a silent march by the Royal Malaysian Navy, a combined band show of various uniformed agencies as well as an air display by the Royal Malaysian Air Force. - Bernama

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