Seven arrested in Penang for playing football, jogging in defiance of MCO

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Seven men, aged between 23 and 56 years old, were arrested by the police for defying the movement control order (MCO).

Georgetown OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said several police from the Pulau Tikus police station were patrolling the area Thursday (March 26) when they found the suspects carrying out activities at a field along Jalan D.S. Ramanathan here.

“Six men were seen playing football on the field and a man was allegedly jogging there.

“The seven suspects were brought back to the Pulau Tikus police station for further investigation.

“They were arrested for defying the MCO and the act could spread a dangerous disease among other people, ” he said in a statement Thursday (March 26).

All seven suspects will be remanded on Friday (March 27).

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