PETALING JAYA: More than 60 individuals were issued with compounds on Wednesday (May 27) for violating the conditional movement control order (MCO) by making Hari Raya Aidilfitri visits, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the police issued compounds to 728 individuals in total on Wednesday, of which 64 were given to individuals who had defied the conditional MCO to make Hari Raya visits.
“As we know, Aidilfitri visits were only allowed on the first day of Hari Raya (Sunday, May 24). It is not allowed on other days and if people are still doing this, the police can give them a compound, ” he said in his daily briefing in Putrajaya on Thursday (May 28).
A total of 187 individuals were arrested on the same day for violating the conditional MCO, he added.
Ismail said the police had conducted 150 interstate roadblocks around the country on Wednesday, and checked on 194,813 vehicles.
A total of 842 vehicles attempting interstate travel were asked to turn back, an increase from 824 vehicles on Tuesday (May 26), he added.
He said Selangor recorded the highest number of those attempting interstate travel to return to their hometowns at 514 vehicles followed by Negri Sembilan (54) and Melaka (51).
“I want to remind Malaysians to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and rules set by the government.
“The police will enforce strict action against those attempting interstate travel without permission (from the authorities). They won’t just be asked to turn back but can also be issued compounds, ” he added.
Ismail said as at today (May 28), 266 investigation papers have been opened by the police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on fake news related to Covid-19.
He said 179 of these were still under investigation, while 30 cases have been brought to court.
A total of 18 individuals have pleaded guilty to spreading fake news on Covid-19, he added.
“I hope the public will be cautious before spreading any kind of news that has not been verified as being true, ” he added.
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