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Road March Band in S'kan tomorrow to mark Police Day
Published on: Friday, April 21, 2017

Sandakan: The State police contingent will hold a Road March Band here tomorrow (Saturday) in conjunction with the 210th Police Day celebrations.

The 8am parade will start from Padang Bandaran all the way to the Labuk bus area along Jalan Pryer before ending at Dataran Piazza Harbour Mall.

State Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the inaugural programme, held in conjunction with the Police Day celebrations, is also an exclusive introduction of the State police contingent's band comprising policemen and women from across the State.

"In addition, the programme is also a noble initiative to foster closer ties between the police and the community, in line with our 'polis dan masyarakat berpisah tiada' theme," he told a media conference here, Thursday.

He said without the support of all, including the media and the public, it is difficult to maintain the harmony that is felt now.

He said safety aspect is not an issue which should be taken lightly and that everyone has a role to play to ensure safety is maintained.

He hoped the programme would also be a catalyst and create an active, peaceful and prosperous community.

Several routes, namely Jalan Elopura, Jalan Coastal and Jalan Pryer, will be closed from midnight to noon on Saturday to make way for the celebrations.

Temporary locations for public bus disembarking is at Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, near the Labuk bus.

The people are encouraged to car-pool or go by public transportation to avoid traffic congestion or for those who wish to drive their own cars, they are advised to park in the multi-storey parking areas such as Harbour Mall, MPS building or other areas in addition to cooperating with police officers on duty.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is expected to attend the programme together with other invited guests, including district police chiefs. - Mardinah Jikur

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