Expect delays and detours if you’re driving into and around Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. The police have announced that a total of 58 roads covering 10 main areas in the city will be subject to a series of detours tomorrow due to the Bersih 5 rally, the New Straits Times reports.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the road closures, which will start from 7 am tomorrow, are being done to prevent clashes between the various groups that are expected to assemble for the rally. “Given that four groups are set to gather at the same time and place, with different understandings, there is a high possibility that there will be altercations if they meet,” he stated.

Areas that will be affected by road closures include:

  • Bank Negara
  • Chow Kit
  • Dataran Maybank Bangsar
  • Dataran Merdeka
  • Jalan Pudu
  • Little India, Brickfields
  • Masjid Negara
  • Muzium Negara
  • Parliament
  • PWTC
  • Sogo

The detours will also ensure that traffic is kept under control, given that many rally participants are expected to be driving. Advising members of the public to not join any of the rallies, Amar said that the police will be deploying enough manpower tomorrow to ensure peace and public order.