Cops: Traffic won't be held up too long

KUALA LUMPUR - Traffic in the city will be held up for short periods with the visit of US President Barack Obama.

Federal Traffic chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abd Latiff assured motorists that traffic would not be held up for long to accommodate the presidential motorcade.

"We will not make it longer than necessary. We will do our best to minimise any inconvenience,'' he said yesterday.

SAC Mohd Fuad said the specific routes for the presidential motorcade could not be released for security reasons.

"I urge all road users to give their cooperation to traffic police and adhere to all directives to facilitate the president's visit,'' he said.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said Bukit Aman was ready in terms of security and logistics for the president's visit.