Four accused in Sibu jailed for breaching MCO

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  • Friday, 27 Mar 2020

SIBU: The Magistrate's Court here sentenced four people to two months' imprisonment each on Friday (March 27) after they pleaded guilty to not adhering to the movement control order (MCO) implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

They had committed the offence on Thursday (March 26) at different locations, contravening Regulation 7 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

The offence provides for a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or jail not more than six months or both.

All of them had failed to provide good reason why they were still outside after 10pm when caught by the police.

The accused were Nelson Goh Kai Chee, 23, Alkiam Abai, 40, Mathew Menie, 31, and an 18-year-old male.

Goh, Alkiam, and Mathew were also fined RM2,000 in default one month's jail under Regulation 25(1) of the National Registration Regulation 1990 for failing to produce their identity card when asked to do so by the police at the time of the offence.

The three of them failed to pay the fine and will be jailed for three months.

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