KUALA LUMPUR: Compliance operations on standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the movement control order (MCO) will continue throughout the Chinese New Year celebrations, says the country's top cop.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic) urged the public to continue complying with SOPs set by the National Security Council (NSC).
"For those celebrating Chinese New Year, it is imperative to practise these SOPs to stop the spread of Covid-19.
"The police will continue to conduct compliance operations to ensure that everyone follows the SOPs set by the Government to flatten the curve of transmissions," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 10).
He said police would take stern action against any individual found intentionally flouting the SOPs.
"Our personnel will also be conducting their crime prevention duties to ensure the safety and peace of the community.
"On behalf of the entire police force, I would like to also wish the Chinese community a Happy New Year," he said.
It was reported earlier that family reunion dinners for Chinese New Year would be permitted.
In a statement on Sunday (Feb 7), the National Unity Ministry said this would be limited to 15 family members living within a 10km radius and must not involve interstate or inter-district travel.
It said the revised SOP was the result of a NSC technical meeting chaired by Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Sunday.