MCO compliance improving in Kota Kinabalu


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  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

KOTA KINABALU: City folks are getting better at complying with the movement control order (MCO), but some are still driving around just for a look-see.

With policemen and officers from other authorities on duty and manning roadblocks around the city over the past few days, most people are staying indoors.

State secretary Datuk Safar Untong said he understood that many still had to move about and go to work, especially those in essential services, while some need to drive their spouses or buy groceries.

“But many are also going out just for the drive, ” he said when met during a roadblock along the Kepayan road near here on Friday evening (March 20).

He advised people not to go out if they had no important matters to attend to.

“Those who need to work must get a letter from their companies confirming that they are in the essential services and that they work for that company, ” Safar said.

Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said checks around the city found that over 90% of shops and businesses had complied with the MCO.

“Those that are not allowed to operate but do so have been told to close shop and go home immediately, and they complied, ” he said.

He said police still used advice and warnings on those who breached the MCO.

“But if they repeat and still refuse to adhere, then we will take action according to the acts under the MCO, ” ACP Habibi said.

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