One-time travel permit okayed

KOTA BARU: Those who are self-employed in the state and need to look for daily jobs can now apply for a one-time travel permit at the nearest police station.

Kelantan police chief DCP Datuk Shafien Mamat said the one-time permit would be for the duration of the movement control order in the state until Jan 26

“They don’t have to go several times to get the permit to go to work like during the first MCO period.

“Now, they only have to apply once, and the permit can be used until the end of the MCO.

“To apply for the permit, they need to submit documents to confirm that they are self-employed, like traders or those who do odd jobs, ” he told reporters at a roadblock in Pasir Pekan near here on Friday.

This, he said, was one of the reforms by the police to facilitate movement by those who needed to go out during the MCO period.

For emergency cases, DCP Shafien said the permit to travel could be applied for at police roadblocks en route to their respective destinations.

“However, they have to submit proof for the travel, ” he said, adding that previously, people were required to obtain permission to travel from the police station.

DCP Shafien said 448 personnel, comprising the police, Malaysian Armed Forces and Rela, were stationed at 19 roadblocks mounted at the borders of 10 districts in the state.

“There are some areas where we set up two or three roadblocks, such as in Pasir Puteh, due to the presence of illegal routes, ” he added.

On Friday, the government had announced the enforcement of MCO in Kelantan from yesterday until Jan 26 following the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the state. — Bernama

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