78 arrested for not complying with RMCO

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  • Monday, 20 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 78 people were detained for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said an individual was detained, followed by 35 people who were issued police bail while 42 others were issued with compounds on Saturday.

“One of the offences was taking part in activities that hampered social distancing,” he said.

The compliance operation task force led by the police conducted 64,303 checks, including on 3,919 supermarkets, 5,541 restaurants, 1,178 factories, 3,970 banks and 636 government buildings, he added.

On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said 14 foreigners were detained for immigration offences on Saturday.

“The police conducted 67 roadblocks nationwide and inspected 40,495 vehicles.

“Stern action will be taken against anyone who tries to enter the country illegally. Enforcement agencies will tighten security at the country’s borders, especially in ‘lorong tikus’ (secret passages),” he said.

On another matter, a total of 266 investigation papers have been opened in connection with the spread of fake news since the start of the MCO.

“As of July 18, 172 cases are still being probed, 30 have been prosecuted, 12 others issued with a warning, 13 in trial and convictions have been obtained on 17 cases.

“No new cases have been recorded for the past two months, showing that awareness among the people on the spread of fake news is increasing,” he said.
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