Over half a million ringgit worth of compounds issued to MCO violators


KUALA LUMPUR: More than half a million ringgit worth of compounds were issued to movement control order violators (MCO) on Wednesday (Oct 28), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

The Senior Minister (Security) said 549 people were detained with two people remanded while 547 were issued RM1,000 compounds for various MCO violations.

"Among violations committed included night club activities (nine), social distancing violations (79), not wearing face masks (188) and failure to provide entry log equipment (154)," he said in a statement on Thursday (Oct 29).

Meanwhile, he said the compliance operations task force led by police had performed 46,853 checks to monitor and enforce the standard operating procedure (SOP).

"A total of 3,541 supermarkets, 4,640 restaurants, 1,391 hawkers, 1,306 factories as well as 3,450 banks and 569 government offices were checked.

"The task force also checked 929 land transport terminals, 295 water transport terminals and 75 air terminals.

"These checks were carried out by 3,116 teams involving 10,960 personnel," he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said a total of 14 undocumented migrants were detained while a boat and six vehicles were seized under Ops Benteng.

"A total of 291 roadblocks were set up to curb the entry of undocumented migrants by police, Malaysia Border Control Agency and army," he said.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, Ismail Sabri said 10,874 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 137 zones.

He added that 13,451 premises were sanitised involving 2,749 business centres, 6,056 government buildings, 1,629 housing areas, 2,663 public places and 354 supermarkets.

He said 36 santising operations were conducted on Wednesday involving 13 states states - Sabah (nine), Melaka (six), Selangor (five), Penang (five), Johor (two),Sarawak (two) while Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah, Perlis, Putrajaya, Labuan and Kuala Lumpur had one operation conducted respectively.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail Sabri said 56,699 individuals had returned to Malaysia between July 24 and Oct 28.

"All of them have been sent to 65 hotels and 17 other premises including civil training institutes and private learning institutes for quarantine at locations including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan.

"A total of 9,523 individuals are currently being quarantined, 381 were sent to hospital for treatment while 46,795 individuals have been discharged and allowed to go home.

"These individuals came from 36 countries including the United States, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Holland, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia, Ethiopia, Maldives, Oman and New Zealand," he said.

Ismail Sabri said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement personnel also conducted checks on 682 businesses premises involved in 12 types of essential item supply.

"The premises included 499 retailers, 159 wholesalers and 294 manufacturers.

"They found that supply of essential items was sufficient and easy to obtain," he said.

He said enforcement personnel also checked 1,111 premises of which 17 were advised for not complying with standard operating procedures.

On inspecting construction sites, Ismail Sabri said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had conducted 12,937 checks since April involving 7,761 construction sites nationwide.

He said CIDB enforcement officials checked 18 sites of which 17 complied with standard operating procedure while one was not operating.

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