MCO: Stop the petty excuses, stay at home unless you really need to be out, says PJ OCPD

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal

PETALING JAYA: Stop with the petty excuses and stay at home during the movement control order (MCO), warns Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal.

ACP Nik Ezanee said most road users would give the excuse of wanting to buy food at their regular shops located far from their homes or to go visiting when they are stopped at roadblocks.

"We encountered those who would even lie about the reason why they are on the road. Don't do this, if you are intending to go far, be honest and apologise. We will be considerate and instruct you to turn back”, he said

“Compounds will be issued on those who attempt to deceive the police," he added when speaking to reporters during a Warn-and-Sweep operation at a roadblock in Kota Damansara Sunday (Jan 24).

A total of 394 people have been issued compounds while 35 others were detained for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the district since the start of the MCO, he added.

"Even on a Sunday (Jan 24), there are still a lot of cars on the road.

"The level of compliance should be improved," he stressed.

ACP Nik Ezanee said excuses by certain road users, such as wanting to buy salmon at a regular shop instead of the ones near their homes must stop.

"That is irresponsible. We managed to bring the cases down during the first MCO last year and we can do it again if we work together.

"Help the frontliners by being at home if you don't have any urgent matters to settle," he said.

So far, nine static roadblocks have been set up in Petaling Jaya along with snap roadblocks that will be conducted from time to time.

"Help the frontliners flatten the curve of Covid-19 infections.

"We can only curb the spread of the virus if we work together," he said.

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