KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 250,000 people have applied for inter-state travel permits via the Gerak Malaysia app, out of the more than 500,000 who had registered as of noon Monday (April 27).
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the increase in the number of registrations occurred after the police urged the people to apply for the permits online.
“We believe the numbers will increase significantly by May 1.
“Every application will be vetted to ensure only those who want to travel across state borders for valid reasons are permitted, ” he said when contacted Monday.
“During this period, the police will monitor and evaluate application trends through the app.
“We will send our results to the government so that the travel dates announced on Saturday would be re-examined and adjusted based on the amount of applications received, ” he added.
Comm Huzir urged the public to cooperate and only apply for interstate movement for valid reasons.
“Cooperation from all sides is important to ensure the app benefits those who really need to travel across state borders.
“We will give updates on the movement schedule later, ” he said.
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