Ismail Sabri: Cops take action against 508 for violating MCO on Tuesday (Oct 27), majority in KL, S'gor, Sabah


PETALING JAYA: The police took action against 508 individuals on Tuesday (Oct 27) for violating the various movement control orders (MCO), with the most number of offenders in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Sabah, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said that 192 of the offences took place in Kuala Lumpur, 155 in Selangor, and 36 in Sabah.

Of the total, 501 were issued compounds while the others were remanded or on police bail.

The violations included not wearing face masks (160), failure to provide check-in facilities for customers (113), not observing physical distancing (97), operating premises beyond allowed hours (33), entertainment outlets (10) and 95 for other violations.

"The taskforce will continue to increase inspections and take action on premises owners and the public who do not comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs), ” Ismail said in his Covid-19 press briefing on Wednesday (Oct 28).

Altogether, the taskforce monitoring SOP compliance, spearheaded by the police, conducted 52,327 checks all over the country, said Ismail.

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

Ismail also said that 18 undocumented migrants were detained for immigration offences, while three vehicles were seized under Ops Benteng, the operation to protect Malaysia's borders.

Ismail added that the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) inspected 24 construction sites in the country, with 17 found to be complying with the SOPs while two were not in operation.

He said that five were found to be not complying with the SOPs and were given warnings.

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