KUALA LUMPUR – The Home Ministry will enhanced its roadblocks especially in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to increase enforcement and reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Its Minister, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said that the action is taken after the number of vehicles in certain locations did not reduce despite the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) has entered its fourth day today.
“We have discussed about this and decided that the roadblocks and monitoring nationwide will be increased beginning today.
“930 roadblocks and Ops Benteng have been carried out nationwide yesterday and we will increase the locations of these activities as there are still a lot of cars on the road based on the statistics from the first and second day of the total lockdown.
“It could exceed more than 1,000 roadblocks every day,” he said.
At the moment, 887 roadblocks and 43 Ops Benteng have been conducted.
Hamzah also said that the level of roadblocks and Ops Benteng have yet to reach his satisfaction.
“86,000 monitoring operations have been conducted and we will revise the roadblocks. I am not satisfied with the number of movement on the road. Thus, I have decided to increase the number of roadblocks and monitoring nationwide,” he said, adding that the Home Ministry will focus in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur as the area has a high number of vehicles on the road. –MalaysiaGazette