Police haul up 482 for flouting RMCO


KUALA LUMPUR: Police booked 482 people for violating laws related to the recovery movement control order (MCO) nationwide.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said they issued 438 compounds, remanded 40 people and released four others on police bail on Wednesday.

He said the highest number of offenders were found to have taken part in activities in entertainment outlets, followed by those who failed to maintain physical distancing and not wearing face masks.

“The compliance operation task force conducted 61,784 checks nationwide, including 3,600 in supermarkets, 5,246 in restaurants and 1,268 in factories, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

In Ops Benteng, 68 illegal immigrants and 10 tekong were detained on Wednesday, he said.

“Authorities also seized three vehicles and a boat. A total of 296 roadblocks were conducted on Wednesday, ” he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 80,748 individuals had returned to Malaysia since July 24.

“A total of 11,862 people are still undergoing mandatory quarantine in 78 hotels and 17 public training institutes nationwide while 502 were sent to hospitals for treatment, ” the senior minister said.

He said 68,384 people had been discharged and allowed to go home.

On another matter, Ismail Sabri said the Construction Industry Development Board performed 13,786 inspections involving 7,917 construction sites nationwide between April 20 and Dec 2.

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