‘134 arrested for breaching MCO’


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  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2020

Safety measure: People queuing to have their temperatures checked before entering Pasar Sg Chua, Kajang.

PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 134 individuals for breaching the movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said 2,294 mosques nationwide were observed by the police during Hari Raya Haji celebrations yesterday to ensure there was no breach of the standard operating procedure (SOP) during prayers.

“Of the 134 arrested, 19 were remanded while 22 others were given bail.

“Ninety-three others were fined. Among the offences were massage parlour activities without a licence, activities which did not follow the SOP, activities involving crowds which made physical distancing difficult and one count of breach of the home surveillance order, ” Ismail Sabri said in a statement yesterday.

He said 88 people who committed offences were those in the category of activities involving crowds which made physical distancing difficult.

“All the mosques were found to have followed the SOP, ” Ismail Sabri said, adding that on July 31, the police made 2,271 inspections on individuals undergoing home quarantine.

“The police and Health Ministry officials will continue their inspections and observations on these individuals to ensure they follow the SOP.

“Between July 27 and 31, the police acted against six individuals who failed to observe the SOP of home quarantine, ” the Senior Minister said.

Of the 3,384 individuals who returned from foreign countries, Ismail Sabri said, 13 were hospitalised between July 24 and 31 for further treatment.

Ismail Sabri also said that enforcement agencies involving the police, army, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency as well as the Malaysia Border Security Agency would continue to tighten security at the borders to prevent illegal movements.

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