PONTIAN: People have been told to remain calm amid mounting speculation that a state of emergency may be declared soon.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the public should not panic and should focus on keeping the Covid-19 situation at bay.
“Just abide by the guidelines given by the authorities to overcome the Covid-19 situation, ” he said after visiting summons payment counters at the Pontian police headquarters here yesterday.
“The main issue that we need to face right now is the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The rest is not the main issue and the public should not be anxious, ” he said, adding that the Johor police were prepared to face any possibility.
“For instance, we have recently carried out training as part of our preparation if a general election is to take place.
“All state police departments and districts are also prepared, ” he said, adding that some 7,000 personnel and officers would be deployed if there was a snap election.
On Thursday, Johor police conducted training that are part of its preparation for the 15th General Election.
Aside from the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), the training also involved personnel from the General Operations Force (PGA), and the Public Order and Riot Unit (PORU).
On a separate matter, Comm Ayob said police issued some 13 million summonses in Johor between 2000 and September 2020, and only about 3.6 million had been paid.
He added that some 262,273 foreigners had also been issued summons during the same period, and only about 68,860 or 26% of the summonses had been paid.
“For Singaporeans who have yet to pay, we will conduct checks at the Second Link and the Causeway, and those with outstanding summonses will be told to settle it at the nearest police stations, ” he said.
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