Keadaan trafik mula bertambah menghala ke Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur pada jam 10.00 malam berikutan orang ramai mula pulang ke kampung halaman sempena menyambut hari raya Aidilfitri ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Lebuh Raya Kuala Lumpur-Karak. foto SYAFIQ AMBAK, 13 JUN 2018 aidilfitri interstate travel CMCO
(Picture for representational purposes only). The traffic at the Kuala Lumpur - Karak Highway heading towards the East Coast gets heavy as the public make their way back to their hometown to celebrate Aidilfitri. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 13 JUNE 2018

KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has formed a special task force to identify individuals travelling interstate without police permission to celebrate Aidilfitri.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the special task force, which also comprises Armed Forces personnel, has been tasked to carry out monitoring in residential areas and villages across the country.

“We have issued directives to all state police chiefs to act on it (nationwide monitoring). We have records of those who do have permits for interstate travel and who don’t,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

He stressed that those who plan to travel interstate must have solid reasons and must seek permission from the police.

Yesterday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob revealed that the police had, on Saturday, caught 1,175 motorists attempting to return to their hometown to celebrate Aidilfitri. They were subsequently asked to turn back at state borders.

The minister had previously announced that the police could impose compound on those who were caught travelling interstate without permission.

On May 3, he also said that the public could make police report if they suspect any violation of the standard operating procedures during the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order.


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