Ismail Sabri: RM196k worth of compounds issued Tuesday (July 28)

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Some RM196,000 worth of compounds were issued for recovery movement control order (MCO) violations on Tuesday (July 28).

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said police arrested 238 individuals for various violations of the recovery MCO.

"42 were remanded, while the remaining 196 were issued compounds.

"Nine were caught for pub and night club violations, while the remaining 229 were found to be taking part in activities without adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs)," he said in a statement on Wednesday (July 29).

He said the compliance operations task force, led by the police, has performed 67,687 checks on Tuesday to monitor and enforce the SOP's for the recovery MCO.

He said a total of 3,962 supermarkets, 6,321 restaurants, 2,018 hawkers, 1,245 factories, as well as 3,748 banks and 759 government offices were checked.

"The task force also checked 1,164 land transport terminals, 246 water transport terminals and 102 air terminals.

"These checks were carried out by 2,772 teams involving 12,488 personnel," he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail said under Ops Benteng, police had set up 62 roadblocks and checked 28,589 vehicles to curb entry of illegal immigrants and arrested one foreigner for immigration offences.

"Ops Benteng involves the police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Malaysia Border Security Agency to tightly control the borders jointly to curb illegal entry in cross border crimes," he said.

"From May 1 to July 28, a total of 2,492 illegal immigrants, 596 tekong operators and 144 smugglers were arrested.

"96 boats and 257 vehicles were also seized," he said, adding that 257 illegal immigrants, nine tekongs operators as well as 37 boats involved in attempted trespassing were chased away.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, Ismail said 9,406 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 134 zones.

He added that 12,755 premises were sanitised involving 2,689 business centres, 5,590 government buildings, 1,591 housing areas, 2,531 public places and 354 supermarkets.

"Yesterday a total of 16 operations were carried out involving 15 zones including Sabah (seven), Melaka (four), and Sarawak (one)," he said.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail said 2,174 individuals had come back to Malaysia between July 24 and July 28.

"Seven of them were sent for treatment at various hospitals while the remainder were sent to 13 quarantine stations at Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak and Johor.

"They came from 22 countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Holland and Australia," he said, adding that on Tuesday police conducted 1,755 checks on individuals under mandatory quarantine at the respective residences.

On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted checks at 28 sites involving 81 enforcement personnel.

"Four of the construction sites were found to be non-compliant with the SOP.

"The cumulative number of construction site SOP compliance was 3,503 as of Tuesday, while 572 were non-compliant and issued warnings," he said, adding that CIDB ordered 19 construction sites to close for non-compliance.

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