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KUALA LUMPUR – The tightening of approval for interstate travel by the police from Friday to Sunday was aimed at those who want to travel back to their hometown, to attend feasts and celebrations said the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

He said, the police also agreed that those with official letter from the company, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, doctor and educational institution can travel interstate.

“Those with letter need not make an application from the police and this instruction is still valid,” he told Sinchew Daily.

Meanwhile, the Director of Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department (JKDNKA), Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Jaafar said, those with valid letters are still allowed to travel interstate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“If they have a letter from their employer and they are travelling for work, the police would allow their movement.

“Interstate travel for emergency and funeral are also allowed,” he said.

According to him, the police, however, would stop people who use ‘work reasons’ to attend feasts or other social activities. –MalaysiaGazette