Interstate travel: Drop in number of vehicles told to turn back, says Ismail Sabri


PETALING JAYA: About 738 vehicles were told to turn back by the authorities for attempting to balik kampung as of Monday (May 25), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) added that this was a drop compared to the 1,243 vehicles that were turned back the previous day.

Selangor recorded the highest attempts of interstate travel with 317, followed by Melaka (89) and Kedah (80), said Ismail Sabri during his daily briefing on Tuesday (May 26).

Ismail Sabri added that 153 roadblocks were conducted at every state and 102,852 vehicles were checked.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said that 31 fines were issued to those who went against restrictions on Hari Raya Aidilfitri visits.

“Many think that the police is being too harsh. But, only 102 compounds were issued in total so far. So this means the amount is very little compared to the rest of the country.

“We have given many warnings before action was taken, ” he said, adding that it showed the government’s seriousness in enforcing the conditional movement control order (MCO) during the festive season.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri added that police have issued 387 fines on various offences committed in violation of restrictions under the conditional MCO.

“To those adhering to the rules, thank you and please abide by every government ruling to avoid action being taken based on the law, ” he added.

On his daily briefing, he mentioned that as of May 25, the police-led compliance operations task force have conducted 61,876 inspections.

Some 4,504 supermarkets, 3,833 restaurants, 585 hawkers, 730 factories and 3,526 banks were checked, he added.

Checks were also conducted at 1,302 land transport terminals, 207 water transport terminal and 115 air transport terminals.

The task force also inspected 18,048 private vehicles, 1,338 public vehicles and 238 vessels.

About 2,295 markets, 4,058 places of worship, 4,462 leisure centres and 265 construction sites were also checked, he added.

The task force involved 3,183 teams comprising 15,872 officers, Ismail Sabri added.

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