Cops enforcing MCO arrest man for provoking them

PORT DICKSON: Police carrying out enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) along the popular Teluk Kemang beach arrested a 25-year-old man for obstructing civil servants from carrying out their duties.

District OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the man was detained for provoking his officers.

"The incident happened around 1.30am on Thursday (March 19) along the ninth mile beach stretch.

"We have obtained a remand order to detain him till Sunday (March 22)," he said in a statement on Friday (March 20).

He said the case was being probed under section 186 of the Penal Code for voluntarily obstructing a public servant from discharging his or her public functions.

Offenders can be jailed up to two years or fined up to RM10,000 or both.

Separately, Supt Aidi Sham said the police would continue with its operations to enforce the MCO till March 31.

"We have started conducting roadblocks and snap checks, as well as making public announcements since the MCO came into force on March 18," he said.

He also advised the public to stay indoors and restrict their movements, except when they had pressing matters to attend to.

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