KUALA LUMPUR – The public who will be travelling interstate beginning tomorrow (7 May) must head straight to their homes and will only be allowed to stop at the Rest and Service (R&R) areas for washroom or a short rest.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the food court and surau at all R&R areas will remain closed.
“Enforcers will be placed to monitor the situation at the R&R and if you need to rest after a long journey, you will not be allowed to roam around the R&R.
“You can only sit in your car. The same goes with the usage of the toilets. You can only use the toilet and leave immediately. The rest of the people must wait in the car,” he said during a news conference today.
Fuel stations along the highway will operate daily from 6.00am until 12.00am.
According to Ismail Sabri, individuals who wish to travel across states need to follow the schedule issued by the police which includes long distance which require them to stay overnight at the location before returning to their homes.
“For those who wish to pick up their children who could be staying too long in their hometown which is located very far, for example in Perlis and that could not be done in a day, you need to follow the travel schedule issued by the police.
“If the journey is short, it would be better to be done in a day,” he added.
The police had allocated four days, beginning tomorrow until 10 May for those stranded in the villages or other places to return to their homes.
That will also allow parents to return to their hometowns to pick up their children.
Tomorrow, only those from Kuala Lumpur will be allowed to travel interstate.
Those in Perak, Johor and Kelantan will be allowed to travel on 8 May. Meanwhile, 9 May is allocated for those in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Melaka and Pahang to make their interstate travel.
On 10 May, only those in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu are allowed to travel. -MalaysiaGazette