Traffic jam in Bangsar after several roads closed over planned Azam Baki demonstration

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic congestion has begun in Bangsar ahead of the #TangkapAzamBaki demonstration.

Checks at the scene showed that traffic was already congested along roads leading to Jalan Bangsar here on Saturday (Jan 22) morning.

As of 9.30am, Jalan Pantai Baru and the New Pantai Expressway exit into Jalan Bangsar are already congested as police have diverted traffic along five roads here.

The roads closed are Jalan Bangsar, the turn off into Jalan Bangsar Utama, Jalan Travers, heading towards Jalan Bangsar, Jalan Rakyat, heading towards Jalan Bangsar and Jalan Maarof, heading towards Jalan Bangsar.

Besides the road diversions, the operations of the MRT, LRT, Monorail and KTM - including the Bangsar LRT station - will be temporarily closed from 7am until the end of the rally.

Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur, traffic was congested near the Bulatan Dato Onn heading towards Bank Negara, Jalan Sultan Ismail near the Sime Darby Building, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching as well as on Jalan Tun Razak near the US Embassy.

The planned demonstration at 11am today is to demand action against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

The rally organisers decided to move the gathering point of the protest to the bridge near Bangsar LRT, after police announced that the initial point of Sogo shopping mall as a prohibited area.

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