JOHOR BARU - Several roads in the city will be closed in conjunction with the royal wedding which is set to take place at Istana Besar here today.
State police chief Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said roads affected include Jalan Ayer Molek, Jalan Yahya Awal and Jalan Dato Onn starting from 6pm until the end of the ceremony.
"Some 318 police personnel will be in charge of escort duties, security and traffic control throughout the ceremony.
"The public should use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion," he said in a statement.
Comm Wan Ahmad Najmuddin urged the people to heed instructions by police on the ground.
"We will not hesitate to take stern action against those who defy orders," he said.
Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim is set to wed Dutchman Dennis Muhammad Abdullah in a ceremony steeped in Johor royal customs.
The palace grounds have since taken on a festive atmosphere with coloured bunting and manicured garden and decorations in place, while all the main streets have been adorned with state flags and bunting.
The wedding ceremony proper inside the Throne Room of Istana Besar will be restricted to royalty and VIPs.
However, other guests will be able to watch the proceedings from giant screens in elegant white canopies erected outside the grand staircase leading up to the 151-year-old palace.