PETALING JAYA – Those who violate the Movement Control Order (MCO) would face harsher punishment as the enforces will no longer tolerate any non-compliance.
Selangor Deputy Chief of Police Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said, the season for issuing warning and advice is over. It is now time for stern actions as the country is moving to its third phase of MCO which started yesterday, 15 April until 28 April.
“They should no longer give any excuses during the third phase as they have gone through the first and second phase of MCO. They should have got used to the situation of movement restriction. Please stop giving excuses. The time is up, no chance will be given.
“Within the first 24 hours of the third MCO phase yesterday, 316 offenders were arrested. Imagine, this is just in 24 hours.
“The total arrest since 18 March until yesterday is 2,555 cases and they were taken actions for various offences under MCO and the Penal Code,” he said after launching the Aberdeen Patrol System at the Damansara Utama Police Station today.
Also present was the Petaling Jaya District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal.
According to Arjunaidi, the police enforcement during the third phase is a clear signal to the people that the government is very serious and will not compromise anymore.
“We want to give a clear signal to the people that we mean business,” he said.
When asked about the Aberdeen Patrol System, he said that Petaling Jaya will be the first district to implement such system to monitor residential and commercial areas, which was less monitored during the earlier phases of MCO.
According to him, Aberdeen is a town in Scotland and the police in this district will adapt that system by mobilising Police multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) to their patrol areas.
“Each vehicle will consist of four members where three of them will go out and patrol a residential or commercial area on foot before they are being picked up by the MPV after their rounds.
“The will patrol for an hour at an area before moving to another and will be on duty for six hours before changing shift.
“If we find anyone defying the MCO and violates the Penal Code, we will take stern actions. No more compromise, be soft or advice. The court awaits them,” he said.
According to him, they will study the effectiveness of the Aberdeen System in PJ from time to time and improvise the service.
Therefore, the full police MPV force and the military as their patrol partner will be use for this purpose for now.
“We give the freedom to the police chief of each district under the Aberdeen System, to think of ways to control crime and discipline the people to obey government’s order according to their areas,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette