46 individuals arrested for MCO violations on Sept 4, says Ismail Sabri


PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 46 individuals for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Sept 4, with 11 of them nabbed for not wearing face masks.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 45 of them were issued compounds while one person was remanded.

"The violations included organising a private party (15), failure to provide check-in facilities for customers (eight), failure to wear face masks (11), premises that operated beyond stipulated hours (10), premises that operated without a business license (one) and activities with large crowds and poor physical distancing (one)," said Ismail in a statement on Saturday (Sept 5).

The task force for standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance, led by police, conducted 55,838 checks on Friday (4 Sept).

The checks were held at supermarkets (3,498), restaurants and hawker centres (4,527), factories (898), banks (3,275), and 764 government office buildings as well as air, water and land transport terminals.

Meanwhile, Ismail also said a total of 79 roadblocks had been put up by the police and other related agencies under Ops Benteng operations.

"Ops Benteng made 26 arrests, consisting of one tekong (boat captains), 74 illegal foreigners, and four smugglers.

"The operation also seized five land vehicles," he added.

On a related matter, he said between July 24 and Sept 4,22,906 individuals returned to Malaysia and were placed in 70 hotels and four public training institutes (ILA).

"From the number, 9,038 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine, while 66 individuals have been ordered to be admitted to hospitals for further treatment.

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