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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Emergency?

I just reached Penang yesterday morning (2am). On the way down, in the state of Perak, I was stunned when I saw dozens of police escorts speeding down south. One after another they sped past, with their blue flashing lights turned on. Some of the escort riders only turned on their blue flashing lights and no other lights. That's some example by the police huh?

I was further surprised when I saw two helicopters with search lights turned on hovering above the North-South expressway. I also noticed that there were police blockades at several exits to towns in Perak. The exit to Ipoh was closed off by a squad of policemen who looks as if they were waiting for a high profile criminal.

When I passed the Jelapang toll, I saw a couple of big trucks being stopped by the police. What I saw further up north near the Kuala Kangsar exit was even more astonishing. Traffic was stopped by the police until people start coming out from their cars. The jam stretched for a few kilometres.

At first I thought some emergency had happened but as dozens of police escorts sped past and the police blockades, it must have been some dinner or event with dozens of high powered Menteris or Sultans.

-Vincent Tan reporting live from Penang.
~Sorry no photos of the event was taken, as my Nokia 5610 sucks at night shots

4 Comment(s):

Greynovember said...

most probably they wanted to eat dinner.

Vincent said...

But to stop traffic? that's bad..

tokmoh said...

Ahh... came out in newspaper abt it.

It's things like these that makes ppl want a republic Malaysia. Polis pun satu.

Vincent said...

lol. Republic of Malaysia. Sounds not too bad.

I thought what happened la, so many escorts n even the heli terbang sini sana.