Ismail Dolah Batu Pahat SOP violation dance party Ayer Hitam Senggarang Johor state election
ACP Ismail Dolah.

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

BATU PAHAT – The police are still investigation reports on the dance party in a government’s programme at Ayer Hitam and another political talk at the Senggarang State Assembly where it was attended by over 100 individuals.

The Batu Pahat District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Ismail Dollah said, two reports were received over the violation of standard operating procedures (SOP).

Elaborating further, Ismail said that the police have identified the organisers of the programmes as the police also provided security control for those events.

However, the cases were still under police investigation and investigation papers have been opened under Regulation 16 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulation 1988.

He added, several individuals involved with organising the events were called for statement recording.

Earlier, a video recording of people dancing without physical distancing during a concert organised by a ministry at Ayer Hitam went viral in the social media. The individuals in the video totally ignored the SOP set by the Ministry of Health.

On another development, Ismail said that 631 early voters consisted of the police force in the district will be casting their votes for the Johor state election today.

They came from the nine police stations within the district.

Meanwhile, two early polling centres have been set up at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) and the Majidee Campt for the military force to cast their votes.

“However, 16 police personnel could not vote as they are tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing quarantine,” he said when met today.

He also expressed his confidence that the target of 90 percent turnout from the police would be achieved before 5.00 pm today. -MalaysiaGazette