Selected roads closed for royal get-together
By Liza Mohd

Members of the public are urged to ensure their homes and vehicles are properly locked before they set out to participate in the ongoing royal festivities to mark the monarch's 61st birthday celebrations.

This was said by OCPD Belait Supt Pg Hj Mohd Salleh bin Pg Hj Chuchu during a press conference to address the road closure and safety issues in regard to the get-together with the monarch celebration scheduled to be held at the Taman Jubilee Recreational Park on Saturday.

Several roads will be closed including Jalan Maulana starting from the Jalan Panglima junction leading up to Taman Jubilee; Jalan Mckerron and Jalan Sultan from the Jalan Bendahara junctions.

Special parking areas have been allocated for invited guests.

VIP guests will be allowed to park their vehicles at the Belait District Official Residence, while committee members will be able to leave their vehicles at the parking area in front of the Belait District Office, along Jalan Mckerron.

Zone A pass holders are to park their vehicles at the old government building parking area in Jalan Mckerron, while Zone B pass holders can make use of the government building complex.

Zone A/B pass holders can leave their vehicles at the Belait District Office parking lot, while Zone C pass holders have been allocated an area behind the Muhammad Jamalul Alam Mosque in Jalan Piasau, and Zone D pass holders can park their vehicles at the lot behind the KB Municipal Office.

Meanwhile, buses ferrying students will be allowed to park along Jalan Sultan and the field area facing Sekolah Rendah Ahmad Tajudding Kuala Belait.

Members of the public can park their vehicles at the former BSP housing area, at Simpang 144 Jalan Mualana by entering Jalan Panglima and Jalan Nakhoda Ragam.

Members of the public are urged to cooperate with the police by abiding by instructions and road signs.

Guests are expected to arrive by 8am and the programme is scheduled to start by 9.30am. Visitors are advised to turn up earlier than the scheduled time, and to reduce the number of vehicles by car-pooling. - Borneo Bulletin (19th July 2007)