Compounds issued for Raya visits, unauthorised interstate travel


– Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): There were violations of the conditional movement control order (MCO) on the second day of Hari Raya on Monday (May 25), with some individuals making house visits and attempts at interstate without authorisation.

Hari Raya visits were permitted only on the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Sunday (May 24) under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the prohibition from travelling interstate is still in force.

Compounds were issued to those breaching the Hari Raya SOP, among them a houseowner in Taman Selayang Mutiara, Batu Caves, here.

The 35-year-old man, who was slapped with a compound for having too many people in his house, claimed he was not aware of the 20-visitor limit and that the Hari Raya visits were only allowed on Sunday.

A 19-year-old lad who wanted some Raya delicacies arrived with a friend at the house just as personnel from the Gombak police headquarters made a surprise check.

According to the youth, all he wanted was to join in the festivities as he could not return to his hometown in Pasir Mas, Kelantan.

"At first I was hesitant about coming here as I was aware that visits are only allowed on the first day, but I was longing for traditional Raya dishes," he said.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said on inspection, 18 people were found gathered in the house which was a violation of the CMCO SOP and as such, a compound notice was issued.

Meanwhile in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, four compound notices were issued to individuals who attempted to travel interstate without permission on Monday (May 25).

District police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the compounds were issued during a roadblock at KM 26, Jalan Lukut-Port Dickson at the Port Dickson-Sepang, Selangor border.

"Among the offenders was a family of four said to be travelling from Sepang to Melaka but their identity cards stated their home address is in Melaka," he said.

In Terengganu, state police chief Datuk Roslee Chik said inspections were conducted in 31 villages, and 21 housing estates where 42 families were questioned on Monday.

However no compound notices were issued in the East Coast state, as the offenders were let off with a verbal warning. – Bernama

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