Ismail Sabri: Cops arrest 297 people for MCO violations


PUTRAJAYA: Police arrested 297 individuals for various recovery movement control order violations, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

The violations include no physical distancing, not wearing face masks in crowded places and failure to register customers and activities at entertainment outlets, the Defence Minister said Monday (Dec 28).

He added that on Sunday (Dec 27), police carried out more than 83,106 checks including on supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, government offices, banks and transport terminals to ensure compliance.

Ops Benteng, meanwhile, saw the arrest of 22 illegal immigrants and four tekong.

“Action will be taken against those who enter the country illegally. There is no compromise on this, ” he said Monday.

Ismail Sabri also said that since July 24, some 93,500 individuals have returned to Malaysia.

To date, 7,771 individuals are being quarantined at government designated stations.

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