Melaka police to maintain six out of twelve roadblocks after end of conditional MCO

MELAKA: The police will maintain six out of the twelve roadblocks in the state even though the conditional movement control order (MCO) was lifted on Saturday (Nov 21).

Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said that the roadblocks will be aimed at detecting foreigners entering the state illegally.

He said this when inspecting a roadblock at Jalan Ujong here on Saturday night.

On the conditional MCO, DCP Abdul Majid said that the police arrested 38 people from Nov 9 to Nov 20.

He added that approximately 181,000 vehicles were also screened during the same period and 806 vehicles were not permitted to leave the state.

DCP Abdul Majid added that the overall crime index had declined by 30% during the conditional MCO, except for sexual offences.

"These cases were more moral offences," he said, giving an example of a man who had been arrested for allegedly going nude and stalking a woman here.

He said that the victim was preyed on at night after she returned home from work, adding that the suspect is said to have stood behind her door and embraced her as she entered her house.

"Initially, it was hard to trace the elusive stalker but we finally managed to track the suspect through an in-depth investigation," said DCP Abdul Majid, adding that the suspect has a criminal record for two prior offences.

DCP Abdul Majid also said that Melaka police also solved two other sexual assault cases involving underage girls that were reported during the conditional MCO.

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