GEORGE TOWN: A total of 1,300 enforcement personnel members including police, Federal Reserve Unit, Rela, Civil Defence and Penang Island City Council will monitor the three-day Thaipusam celebration in Penang.
"We expect the chariots to reach the temple by 3pm on Jan 17 as there will be only seven stops including five temples during the journey," said ACP Soffian at a press conference at the George Town police headquarters on Saturday (Jan 15)."We urge the people to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) where only 100 people are to follow the chariots and 3,000 people to be present at both the Hilltop temple and Chettiar temple for the entire day from 5am to 5pm on Jan 16 and 17th and until 11pm on Thaipusam day of Jan 18," he said.Read more: The Star »
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