JOHOR BARU: A total of 57 people were caught for defying the movement control order (MCO) in Johor on Saturday (April 25).
Johor Police Chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said this brings the total number of those arrested for flouting the MCO to 3,125 as of Saturday.
"The 57 new suspects are aged from 18 to 50.
"All cases are being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant from discharging duties, which carries a penalty of imprisonment up to two years, or a fine of up to RM10,000, or both," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 26).
Comm Ayob added that those arrested would also face charges under Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infections Disease 1998 and Rule 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (PCID) (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
The former carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to two years and a fine, while the latter carries a fine of up to RM1,000.
"They would also be investigated under Section 270 of the Penal Code for spreading a harmful infection or disease and Rule 11 of the PCID (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020," he said.
Comm Ayob urged the public to be cooperative and remain at home to ensure the spread of Covid-19 could be curbed.
"For the third phase of the MCO, the police will be taking stricter action to ensure the public obey the restriction," he said.