MCO: MBSA councillor, three others arrested for playing badminton

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  • Saturday, 04 Apr 2020

SHAH ALAM: Four people, including a Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) councillor, were arrested for playing badminton in a council-owned hall here.

Selangor police spokesman on Covid-19 Asst Comm Ismail Muslim said that the four were picked up on Saturday (April 4) morning.

"The four who were found playing have been arrested," he said during a press conference at the state police headquarters here on Saturday.

He added that the MBSA disciplinary board would decide what appropriate action to take on the councillor concerned.

A statement by the MBSA confirmed the incident.

"On April 3 at around 1am, MBSA was informed about a trespass at its hall in Section 25.

"Checks there led to the discovery of a group of people playing badminton. Further checks showed that one of the players is an MBSA councillor," the MBSA said in a statement on its Facebook page Saturday.

It added that the councillor had been instructed to explain his actions and that police would take action on the individual for defying the movement control order (MCO).

On another matter, ACP Ismail said that Selangor police have requested allocations to set up 10 disinfection stations in the state.

He said that ideally, there should be one placed at each district police headquarters as well at the state police headquarters.

"We have already asked for the allocation from Bukit Aman," he said, adding that the police have also urged the state government to assist.

On current MCO statistics, ACP Ismail said that 974 arrests have been made in the state throughout the duration of the MCO.

He added that cases involving suspects caught for burglary and drug-related offences would also be slapped with another charge for not complying with the MCO.

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