Perak cops: Stern action to be taken against those who damage equipment blocking 'rat lanes'

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  • Sunday, 06 Jun 2021

IPOH: Stern action will be taken against those who damaged the equipment used by authorities to close “rat lanes” in areas here under an enhanced movement control order, says the Ipoh police.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the police are working with other agencies including the Army and the Malaysian Civil Defence Department (JPAM) at these locations.

“At Kampung Datuk Ahmad Said Tambahan, Jelapang Baru and Kampung Sungai Tapah, we have closed more than 10 'rat lanes' and about eight main entrances, ” he said, adding that both areas are under an EMCO

He said that with the Army's help, barbed wire has been used to block cars and other vehicles from going out and coming into these three locations.

“More 'rat lanes' will be closed soon to ensure that no one is allowed to go out without permission from the authorities, ” he said at a press conference held at Jalan Cenderawasih here on Sunday (June 6)

On Friday (June 4), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that several localities in Perak will be placed under an enhanced MCO effective from June 6.

One of the affected areas is Kampung Datuk Ahmad Said Tambahan 2 in Ulu Kinta, where 24 Covid-19 cases were reported from 243 screenings carried out on the residents there.

ACP A. Asmadi said there are about 16,000 residents and over 4,000 houses in these three localities.

“Residents may contact the Disaster Operation Control Centre (PKOB) if they have any problems.

“These includes requests to go out from the enhanced MCO areas. For example, earlier today we had a request from a resident who was scheduled to get married. We had to consult the religious affairs department first. Residents in targeted areas will also undergo screening tests, ” he said.

He added that about 150 personnel from various agencies are working at the localities every day.

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