Police: Do not give 'lame' reasons for travelling interstate


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  • Sunday, 18 Oct 2020

Frontliners....Police personnel from IPD Dang Wangi together with Army Forces personnels conducting the road block at Jalan Ampang during the conditional movement control order. —AZMAN GHANI/ The Star

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Those applying for interstate travel are reminded not to give "lame" reasons and to only travel if there is an urgent and genuine need.

Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe said since the conditional movement control order (MCO) was enforced on Oct 14, a total of 1,587 applications for interstate travel have been received, with 1,555 applications approved.

"Most of the applications to cross state borders are for medical, death and emergency cases. Those that were rejected gave lame excuses, such as for a holiday, to attend weddings or to send children back to their hometowns," he added.

He said this after a special MCO compliance operation in Selayang Baru and Sri Gombak here late Saturday (Oct 17), during which seven individuals were compounded and two foreigners were detained.

On Thursday (Oct 15), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said application forms for movement permits in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, which are currently under the conditional MCO can be obtained from the nearest police station or downloaded from the police's official Facebook page.

The completed form must be submitted to the nearest police station to obtain the signature of the station chief and stamped for use during roadblocks.

On Oct 12, Ismail Sabri announced the implementation of conditional MCO in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from Oct 14 to 27 after receiving advice from the Ministry of Health Malaysia and taking into account the increase in cases and transmission of Covid-19 such as in Klang, Petaling District and Gombak. – Bernama

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