By Nizam Zain
KLANG – Klang will be undergoing the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in less than 24 hours from now as the area has been classified as the red zone after it recorded more than 40 Covid-19 positive cases.
Although the perimeter of the movement control has yet to be finalised by the National Security Council (MKN) with the cooperation of the Selangor State Government, the public has seemingly gone into panic early this morning.
Based on an observation by the MalaysiaGazette from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm, we found an increment on the amount of vehicles on the road compared to yesterday.
It started with Teluk Pulai, Kampung Sungai Udang, Kampung Delek, Pandamaran and Pelabuhan Klang, the number of vehicles leaving the area seemed to have increased.
An almost 10 kilometre heavy traffic congestion was detected at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa from Port Klang heading towards the Federal Highway through the Kota Bridge in front of the Klang Municipal Council until Sungai Rasau in Shah Alam.
The traffic flow in town roads was also congested, especially those heading towards the Federal Highway near the Klang Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS), the Klang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd.
Interestingly, we also met several brides and grooms clad in their wedding attire who had just completed their matrimony solemnisation as the Klang JAIS office since 10.00 am just now.
The public were also seen to fill the courtyard of JAIS and long queues were seen to conduct various official activities before the CMCO is being implemented at 12.00am midnight.
It was also shocking to see the South Klang District Police Headquarters to be filled with people and long queues since 12.30pm.
Most of them wanted to obtain the police approval to make inter-district travels so that they can work at their business premises.
Besides that, MalaysiaGazette also checked several bridges around Klang which crosses the Klang River such as the third Klang bridge or Raja Muda Nala Bridge heading towards Jalan Kapar and the Musaeddin Bridge heading towards Jalan Tengku Kelana.
The two bridges are still opened to all forms of vehicles despite they were being fully shut throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) last March.
Based on the record, the Kota Bridge is one of the main way out for the Klang residents during the last MCO. They had to go through police and military roadblocks before they were allowed to travel inter-district. –MalaysiaGazette