Police take action against 688 people for violating MCO


PETALING JAYA: The police took action on 688 people Saturday (Oct 24) for violating the movement control order (MCO), said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri (pic).

The Senior Minister (Security) said that of the total, 678 were issued compounds while ten were remanded.

The violations included not observing social distancing (213), not wearing face masks (211), failure to provide check-in facilities for customers (136), crossing state and districts under the conditional MCO without permission (37), and other violations (91).

Ismail Sabri said that the police-spearheaded taskforce monitoring SOP compliance conducted 53,974 checks across the country on Saturday, said Ismail in a statement on Sunday (Oct 25).

These checks were conducted in supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks, government offices and transportation hubs.

Ismail Sabri also said that ten undocumented migrants were detained for immigration offences while five vehicles were seized under Ops Benteng, the operation to protect Malaysia's borders.

He added that the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) inspected 36 construction sites in the country, with 13 found to be complying with the SOP while 23 were not in operation.

Ismail Sabri also said that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry conducted 943 checks on business premises, of which 935 were found to have complied with the SOP.

The other eight premises were advised to comply with the SOP.

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