THE Royal Brunei Police Force in the Tutong District reported that things went on 'quite smoothly' and without a hitch yesterday during the annual get-together with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in the district.
As the masses rushed to greet and shake hands with His Majesty, the RBPF, in charge of crowd and traffic control for the event, reported that their duty rolled by quite resonably yesterday as there were no problems.
Speaking to The Brunei Times briefly while on duty yesterday, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ak Farid Pg Matzin stated that "everything went off fine" and was a massive improvement than last year's get-together.
"We had personnel from Tutong, Lamunin, Brunei-Muara, Belait and the Traffic Police Department assisting us throughout the entire event," said ASP Ak Farid.
Altogether 120 police personnel were on hand manning the whole Community Hall Complex Field Area, covering sites from the parking sections to crowd control and other safety proceedings.
"We even liaise with personnel from the Tutong District, and the crowd was very responsive," said ASP Ak Farid.
Preparations for the event was well planned a month in advance, following regular updates with the other departments two weeks prior to the event.
"We had police personnel deployed to control the road junctions and guide the guests that had passes to enter the designated parking areas as early as 6am," said ASP Ak Farid.
Even with the drizzling rain early in the day prior to His Majesty's arrival, "it did not cause any trouble at all" and things went on smoothly, said ASP Ak Farid.
Road users noted the easy access during the day.The Brunei Times
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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