SHAH ALAM – Selangor Police have assured the people of the highest level of security during the Thaipusam festival at the Batu Caves temple grounds on Sunday.
Selangor Police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said today the police started tightening security there last Friday.
He spoke to reporters after the monthly assembly at the Selangor Police headquarters here. At the event, 36 people, among them 10 journalists, were honoured for helping the force.
Thaipusam at Batu Caves draws more than a million devotees and visitors from the country and abroad annually.
Abdul Samah declined to say how many police personnel were being deployed at the Batu Caves temple grounds, but said the people need not worry about security there during the festival.
He said the enforcement of additional security measures followed the directive from Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for the security alert to be at the highest level at public places following the militant attack at a Jakarta mall last Thursday.
“The Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves is on the tourism calendar of the country and we always give attention to security at this public place.
“We have taken into account all factors to determine the strength of our force to be deployed there to face any eventuality,” he said.- BERNAMA