No MCO song and dance: Nine nabbed in Penang for defying MCO with karaoke party

GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested nine people, including two Indonesian women, for defying the movement control order (MCO) by partying at a karaoke centre at Jalan Burma here.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said all suspects, including the owner of the entertainment centre, were arrested during a raid at about 1am Sunday (April 12) at the premises.

"Acting on a public tip-off, a team of police from George Town D7 Criminal Investigation Department found the suspects were partying in one of the karaoke rooms.

“Urine tests conducted revealed that six of the male suspects were positive for drugs," he said in a statement later Sunday.

ACP Soffian said the suspects who tested positive for drugs are being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

All of them were also detained under Regulation 11 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations 2020, and Section 269 of the Penal Code.

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