Register with the police to travel across states

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People who intend to travel back to their homes in the city after being stranded in their hometowns due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) can do so beginning 25 April.
Picture for representational purposes only.PIX: IQBAL BASRI / MalaysiaGazette / 18 FEBRUARY 2018.

By Norlaile Abd Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR – People who intend to travel back to their homes in the city after being stranded in their hometowns due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) can do so beginning 25 April.

Nevertheless, the would need to register with the police first before travelling.

According to the Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the final decision will only be issued after 1 May after obtaining the approval from the National Security Council (MKN) at the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH).

He said, registration and be made through the GerakMalaysia mobile application jointly developed by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).

They can also register themselves at the police station by appointment basis to ensure smooth registration process.

“It was understood that many people have been at their hometowns since the MCO and they would like to return to their homes. Some complained that they no longer have enough of clothes to wear, are worried about the safety of their homes and all sorts of other reasons.

“We understand those concerns but the management of people returning to their homes is not as easy as managing the students in higher learning institutions to return to their homes.

“The government has complete data on the number of students stranded and methods to ensure that they can return home safely under control.

“For that, we request the people who would like to return to their homes to first register with the police so that we can evaluate if they can be given the exemption to do so.

“We would also like to ensure that they do not come from areas with high Covid-19 cases,” he said during a news conference today. -MalaysiaGazette

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