Ismail Sabri: Number of MCO violators decreasing


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 05 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: The number of offenders defying the movement control order (MCO) is decreasing, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

Ismail, who is also Defence Minister, said there was an 11% decrease in arrests on Saturday (April 4) compared to Friday (April 3).

“The police arrested 368 individuals during the patrols and roadblocks (on Saturday) ... a decrease (in numbers) compared to Friday, where there were 413 arrests. This is a decrease of 11%,” said Ismail during a press conference on Sunday (April 5).

He said that the downward trend of arrests shows that Malaysians are obeying the MCO.

He added that the army was also assisting the police by deploying drones to monitor movements in certain areas like markets.

Ismail said that there were some arrested who were charged under the Penal Code, which brought a harsher penalty.

“Some not only disobeyed the MCO, but also prevented public officials from carrying out their duties,” he said.

Ismail reminded Malaysians to give full cooperation to authorities during the MCO.

“I urge Malaysians to cooperate with the police as they are doing their job to protect the health and lives of Malaysians,” he added.

Ismail also said that disinfection exercises were conducted in 83 locations in 11 states on Saturday while the government has gazetted 551 quarantine centres so far.

He also added that all activities related to agriculture are allowed during MCO period.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Fire destroys storage facility in Lebuh Victoria, no injuries reported
Malaysian student detained in Egypt released, says Saifuddin
Six youths who performed stunts on motorbikes on BKE arrested
MBJB adds more water pumps to tackle flash flood, says MB
Muda takes criticisms in its stride, says Syed Saddiq
Muhyiddin just using current situation for his own political gain, says Nur Jazlan
Floodwater rose to knee level in less than an hour, says victim
Malaysia supports Bucharest declaration on building better digital future
A stable economy will bring back Malaysian workers, says Saravanan
Aussie man seriously hurt in KL nightclub brawl

Others Also Read