PENANG, 21 May 2009: Several roads will be closed from 6am to 1pm on 23 May, the nomination day for the Penanti state by-election.
Penang Traffic staff officer DSP Wari Kiew said the closure was to ensure smooth nominations for the by-election, which would be held at the National Youth Skills Institute in Bukit Mertajam near here.
The roads affected are Jalan Berapit in front of the Berapit Chinese cemetery and the Jalan Berapit-Jalan Mengkuang junction, he told a news conference.
He said police would provide three car parking areas with the capacity of 6,000 cars near the nomination centre.
The parking areas are near the Berapit Chinese cemetery, along the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway and near the Mengkuang dam.
He urged members of the public to fully cooperate with the police to facilitate traffic movement.
Cars which obstruct traffic would be towed away, he said. — Bernama