PETALING JAYA: A video of tanks and armoured cars rolling down the streets got Malaysians in a panic on the first day of the movement control order today (March 18), but they were merely returning to base.
The army has not been deployed to enforce the movement control order (MCO), the National Security Council (NSC) has assured Malaysians.
“We have not deployed the army for the MCO – there is no need to panic.
“Under the MCO, all exercises for the army have been postponed and what you see are merely army personnel and equipment returning to base, ” an NSC spokesman said when contacted.
A video of army tanks and armoured vehicles rolling down the streets has gone viral on social media and via messaging apps. There is a running commentary claiming that the army has been deployed for the MCO.
It is not known where the video was recorded.
The NSC is in charge of the MCO in place from March 18-31 as announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in effort to control the Covid-19 outbreak.