MCO: Man nabbed for obstructing cops, five others issued compounds in Bangsar


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A 25-year-old man was arrested for obstructing police who were inspecting compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) at various business premises in Bangsar here while five others were issued compounds for violating the conditional movement control order (MCO).

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin@Hilmi said the compliance operation task force focused its operation at Jalan Telawi Bangsar on Saturday (Oct 15) night.

"Compounds were issued to premises owners and patrons who failed to comply with the conditional MCO, including not registering using MySejahtera and not maintaining physical distancing.

"We found that 95% of the people adhered to the SOPs. Action was taken on a few who did not," he told reporters at the scene after the operation.

All seven police stations under Brickfields conducted simultaneous inspections on Saturday night, he added.

"We have 26 monitoring teams inspecting the compliance in the district," he said.

ACP Zailrulnizam said some people would appear to comply with the SOPs when the police were near but would ignore it once the police's backs were turned.

"Complying with the SOPs is for the good for all. It is for your safety," he added.

Since the start of the conditional MCO, a roadblock has been set up near Sentosa police station bordering Petaling Jaya, ACP Zailrulnizam said.

"We also have two mobile roadblocks in the district.

"Our focus is to limit inter-district travel as only those with valid reasons are allowed to do so," he added.

Since Oct 1,134 compounds have been issued in the district, including 70 compounds in Bangsar, he said.

"The compliance rate in the Brickfields police district is around 95% to 98%.

"We hope the public will maintain good hygiene and comply with the SOPs, including wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing," ACP Zairulnizam said.

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