IGP: Greater scrutiny on interstate, inter-district travel


KUALA LUMPUR: The police will be more thorough in considering approvals of interstate and inter-district travel.

Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said they had detected a group of people who abused or falsified documents.

"We also detected a number of individuals who did not comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) for inter-district and interstate travel.

"In efforts to implement the government's plans to reduce the spread of Covid-19 which has shown an increase, the police will continue to monitor and restrict movement especially involving inter-district and interstate," he said in a statement on Tuesday (May 18).

He said the police would also be more thorough in its process of considering applications for such travel.

"In this aspect, we will not compromise with anyone who violates the SOP.

"We will take stern action in accordance with available laws on those caught," he said.

Acryl Sani advised the public to continue complying with the SOP and to do their part in curbing the spread of the virus.

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