IPOH – Perak police will beef up controls to prevent people from attempting interstate travel especially to the East Coast states ahead of Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
State police chief Datuk Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said, stricter inspections are being enforced at all roadblocks as it is believed that many are still adamant to cross state borders to return to their hometowns.
“The routes between Perak and Pahang, especially at Jalan Cameron Highlands here is the main road they will be passing to travel back to Kelantan and Pahang, so checks will be intensified here,” he told a news conference this morning.
He also reminded the public not to violate the travel ban or try to forge interstate travel permit as the police would not hesitate to impose a compound and order them to turn back.
According to him, Perak police have issued about 120 compounds for various offences of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) from 1 April until last Wednesday (28 April).
However, those returning to their villages within the state, after the ban of inter-district travel was lifted are encouraged to inform the district operation rooms so that crime activities in their area could be monitored through the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) application, he added. -Bernama / MalaysiaGazette