JOHOR BARU: A total of 854 people have been arrested in Johor for defying the movement control order (MCO) as of Saturday (April 4).
State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said that the number included 42 new arrests made on Saturday alone.
"The cases are being investigated under 186 of the Penal Code, Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infections Disease 1998 (Act 342) and Rule 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020," he said in a statement released here on Sunday (April 5).
Comm Ayob urged the public to cooperate with authorities and abide by the MCO to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
"The police will take stricter actions against those who disobey the MCO during the second phase of its implementation.
"I urge the public to cooperate and remain at home," he said.