Ismail Sabri: 672 detained for breaching MCO rules


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 672 people have been detained for breaching movement control order (MCO) rules, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the number was more than double of those detained on Friday at 249, showing that there many still took Covid-19 lightly.

Of the total, 643 were fined and 29 individuals were remanded.

“Among the offences committed were engaging in activities at entertainment centres involving 442 people, not wearing face masks (90), failing to practise physical distancing (78), failing to provide equipment to record customers’ particulars (37) and others (25), ” he said.

On Op Benteng, Ismail Sabri said 83 illegal immigrants and one skipper were arrested, three land vehicles seized, while 118 roadblocks were set up on Saturday.

He said seven construction sites around the country were also inspected and found to have followed standard operating procedures set to curb the pandemic.

Ismail Sabri noted the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had conducted 14,007 inspections involving 8,000 construction sites nationwide, from April 20 until yesterday. — Bernama

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