Police order more than 500 vehicles to turn back at Kelantan border

Kelantan police chief Datuk Shafien Mamat (second from left) inspecting the road block at Jalan Bunut Susu in Mukim Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, which has been placed under an EMCO. - Bernama pic

PASIR MAS (Bernama): More than 500 vehicles attempting to enter the state without interstate travel permits were ordered to turn back on Saturday (May 8), says Datuk Shafien Mamat.

The Kelantan police chief said the number was recorded between midnight and 5pm Saturday, at the three main entry points to the state - Gua Musang, Pasir Puteh and Jeli.

Apart from not having interstate permit letters, Shafien said there were also a handful of road users who only produced the permit without verification from any police station.

"These people were unlucky as the police were able to detect the tactic and they were ordered to turn back, ” he said.

He was met by reporters after inspecting the control centre for the Mukim Bunut Susu enhanced movement control order at SK Penggu early Sunday morning.

Also present was Pasir Mas OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Nasaruddin M Nasir.

Commenting on the enhanced MCO at Mukim Bunut Susu, Shafien said more than 100 personnel from the police, the Malaysian Armed Forces, the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) and the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) will be on duty to control the three localities in the area which have more than 1,800 residents.

"The enhanced MCO at Mukim Bunut Susu involves three relatively large localities. Personnel involved will be tasked with controlling the movement of the community, including monitoring more than 30 rat trails.

"The purpose of this enhanced MCO is also to facilitate healthcare personnel to conduct Covid-19 screenings.

"If the people cooperate then we can do it quickly and obtain the results. I hope the community here will cooperate, ” he said.

Kampung Paya Ular, Kampung Tualang and Kampung Bechah Palas in Mukim Bunut Susu are placed under an enhanced MCO effective Sunday until May 22. - Bernama

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