Ipoh cops set up five roadblocks to ensure people adhere to MCO

Police enforcement manning roadblocks at Jalan Kuala Kangsar Ipoh starting on MCO 2.0.

IPOH: The Ipoh police have set up roadblocks at five locations here to ensure people adhere to the movement control order that starts today.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the five locations included Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Jalan Bercham and near the Ipoh Utara and Selatan toll interchanges.

“We want to ensure those heading to the city centre truly have reasons to do so. It was quite chaotic this morning as most people are working or operating their businesses as permitted, ” he told reporters after a visit to the roadblock at Jalan Kuala Kangsar here on Friday (Jan 22).

ACP A. Asmadi said there have yet to be any reports of any wrongdoings since the roadblocks were set up at midnight.

“We haven’t detected (any) yet. Maybe we will know later in the evening, ” he said.

When asked whether there were any illegal crossings between states or districts, he believed that most employers have already prepared the necessary documents allowing them to do so.

“Whatever economical activities are allowed to operate, we will allow it as these are the people’s source of income, ” he added.

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