Kuantan police chief: 'Weekend husband' not valid reason to enter conditional MCO area


KUANTAN (Bernama): Inter-state travel applications to Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from individuals claiming to be 'weekend husbands’ have been rejected by the police since the conditional movement control order (MCO) began on Oct 14.

Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said a total of 1,000 applications for inter-state travel were received and out of that, 830 applications were approved from Oct 14 to date.

He said that about 250 to 300 applications were rejected as the reasons were not strong enough or they did not attach the supporting documents

"For example, some gave the reason that they are weekend husbands going to meet their families living in the MCO area," said ACP Mohamad.

He said after attending a Ziarah Prihatin programme to monitor standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance that those who do not need to travel should sit at home instead of entering a MCO area and risking their health.

ACP Mohamad said that two police officers and one corporal are undergoing self-quarantine in the past six days

"The two officers involved had just returned from a course in Kuala Lumpur where an instructor had symptoms and found to be Covid-19 positive after a screening test, resulting in the officers and their families needing self-quarantine," he said.

"The corporal was instructed to undergo self-quarantine because he was unwell after completing a 14-day quarantine at the Kuala Lumpur Police Training Centre upon returning from Sabah, ” he said, adding all the three of them are awaiting their Covid-19 swab test results. - Bernama

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