Don’t abuse official letters issued to allow movement during MCO, says Sabah DCM


KOTA KINABALU: The people should not abuse official letters issued by the authorities for them to move about during the movement control order (MCO), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew (pic).

Liew said the public must use the documents only for genuine purposes during the period of restriction.

"Do not misuse these letters as an excuse to travel freely while not on duty. We do not wish to see a recurrence of the incident last week," she said when commenting on the death of a telecommunications company’s contractor in an accident.

The 30-year-old victim was out of his house for personal matters when he lost control of his motorcycle and skidded off the road in the 1.25am incident in Tawau last Friday (April 24).

The Tawau MP said it was an unfortunate case and added that the victim was not assigned to carry out any official duty at that time.

"I was informed about the matter. The incident is most regrettable," Liew said.

She urged the people to stay home and not defy the MCO, which has been extended to May 12.

Liew added that breaching the guidelines would only put the offender at risk of being penalised and charged in court.

"Do not violate the MCO and only leave your home unless there is an emergency or important matter to attend to," she said.

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