Police issue advisory for Coldplay concert attendees

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have issued a comprehensive advisory for attendees of the much-awaited Coldplay concert, emphasising crucial do's and don'ts to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for fans.

Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Zam Halim Jamaluddin said police have undertaken meticulous preparations, including traffic management strategies aimed at facilitating a smooth flow of visitors heading to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

With an expected turnout of approximately 75,000 fans for the British band's performance starting at 8pm, he emphasised the importance of adhering to organisers' instructions throughout the event.

"All stadium entrances will open at 6pm. In order to ensure public safety and order, police from various units and departments will be on duty in and around the stadium.

"Fans entering the stadium will be subjected to a bag and body search before being allowed into the stadium," he said, adding that any prohibited items found during checks would be confiscated.

Among the prohibited items are firecrackers/fireworks, flares, helmet, laser pen, weapons such as machetes and other dangerous weapons, alcoholic beverages, power banks and vape.

In a bid to alleviate potential traffic congestion, Zam Halim urged attendees to utilise public transportation when heading to the stadium.

"For those opting to drive, designated parking areas have been allocated, with warnings issued against parking along undesignated zones, which may result in summonses or vehicle towing." he said, reminding concert-goers to always adhere to instructions from on-duty officers throughout the concert.

Meanwhile, he said residents staying around the stadium area should steer clear of the surrounding roads to prevent being caught in traffic jam.

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