Cops: Hiking trails are off limits in lockdown


HIKING is not allowed during the lockdown and hiking trails are off limits, warned George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong.

He said although no compounds had been issued so far, the public is reminded that hiking trails were closed during the lockdown period.

“Police have been checking the entrances of hiking trails.

“Members of the public were turned away and reminded that hiking is not allowed during the lockdown period, ” he said when contacted on Monday.

ACP Soffian said throughout the lockdown, no compounds were issued for hiking activities up till now.

“Police have been taking precautionary and preventive measures to ensure the public do not engage in activities that are not allowed during the lockdown.

“But if we find violations, we will not hesitate to issue compounds.”

In the southwest district, Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan said as of Monday, no compounds were issued over hiking activities as well.

Earlier, it was reported that all public parks and sports premises in Penang would be closed during phase one of the lockdown until June 14.

This includes all parks under the supervision of the Penang Botanic Gardens Department, both local councils and Penang Water Supply Corporation.

The closed parks include the Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang City Park, Relau Metropolitan Park and Taman Jajar Park.

On the mainland, the closed parks are Ampang Jajar recreational park, Anjung Bagan Park in Butterworth, Vision Park, Taman Pantai, PBAPP Bukit DO recreational park and Ampang Jajar Kerian recreational park in Nibong Tebal.

Meanwhile, in Selangor, hiking trails are closed while public parks are still open in Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya.

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