PJ cops arrest 16 for defying MCO

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  • Sunday, 29 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Police here have arrested another 16 people for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO).

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said among those arrested was a 44-year-old Bangladeshi man.

"We arrested him for eating at a restaurant at Bandar Sri Damansara at around 10am on Saturday (March 28).

"We also arrested two China nationals aged 35 and 43 after they could not provide a valid reason for going out when we stopped them at a roadblock at the SPRINT highway near the Damansara toll plaza at around 11.40am," he said in a statement on Sunday (March 29).

He said police also arrested a 35-year-old Indian national 20 minutes later after he could not provide identification documents and a valid reason to be out at the same roadblock.

"We also arrested two men aged 31 and 34 for playing basketball in Bandar Utama at around 6.40pm.

"Then at around 10pm, we arrested two men aged 28 and 39 for drinking alcohol at a playground of an apartment in Damansara Damai," he said.

ACP Nik Ezanee said they arrested four Nigerian men at a roadblock at Sungai Buloh toll plaza roadblock on Sunday at around 3.20am.

"The four did not have a valid reason to be out," he said.

He added that those arrested would be investigated under Section 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Rules.

"If found guilty, they face a maximum fine of RM1,000 or a maximum jail term of six months, or both," he said, urging the public to remain indoors throughout the MCO period.

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