Stung by criticism on FB, Johor chief cop says we're not 'sitting in office'

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  • Thursday, 16 Apr 2020

JOHOR BARU: It is unfair to say that police are not doing their job during the movement control order (MCO), says Johor Police Chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic).

Comm Ayob was unhappy over a recent viral video from a woman who claimed that police officers were "sitting in the office".

In the 12-minute Facebook Live video posted on Wednesday (April 15) on an account with the name Hairin Anisa Tajuddin, a woman, presumably a doctor, claims that one of her patients had complained that some supermarkets in the state were not observing social distancing and police were nowhere to be seen.

Refuting the claim, Comm Ayob cited the number of officers deployed throughout the state.

"We have about 3,765 officers deployed everyday, assisted by 741 personnel from the Armed Forces and 339 from Rela.

"As for quarantine centres, we have stationed 108 personnel in 12 centres in the state, 87 personnel in 15 hotels and 38 personnel in seven hospitals," he said, adding that there were 62 roadblocks in the state.

He said it was unfair to say that the police were not doing their part.

Earlier, Comm Ayob shared that the police were on the trail of a few individuals believed to be masterminds of a human trafficking syndicate.

He also said the police had uncovered several budget hotel owners, taxi drivers and factory bus operators who were in cohorts with these masterminds.

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