Cops stress need to observe SOP while dispersing crowd at KL JPJ office

KUALA LUMPUR: Police had to be called in to deal with a large crowd of people who were at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) office here on Monday (May 31).

Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Ashari Abu Samah was commenting on a video which went viral on Tuesday (June 1).

"The incident in the video occurred between 1pm and 2pm on Monday (May 31).

"People were rushing to the JPJ office as there were only 50 slots available for people to settle their respective matters," he said on Wednesday (June 2).

He said the large crowd could have been due to many trying to take advantage of a 70% discount on summonses offered by JPJ.

He said KL JPJ requested police assistance as the situation was out of control.

"Once police arrived, the crowd dispersed as they wanted to avoid being issued compound notices," he said.

Supt Ashari reminded the public to always comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

"Irresponsibly disregarding the SOP can lead to further spread of the virus," he said.

The viral video shows a large number of people crowding the main entrance to the Kuala Lumpur JPJ office, with many failing to adhere to SOPs.

Supt Ashari also urged those who notice SOP violations to contact the Wangsa Maju police at 03-9289 9222 or the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any police station.

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