KUALA LUMPUR – 663 individuals were arrested yesterday for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
From that amount, compounds were issued to 617 individuals, 44 were remanded and two were released on police bail.
“The increment on the number of arrests and compounds showed that the police will no longer compromise with those who violates MCO.
“Stern actions will be taken,” said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a news conference broadcasted Live on Facebook.
Among the offences include social distancing (239), activities at entertainment centres (105), failure to prepare apparatus to record personal details (89), violating the SOP at TEMCO areas (20), arrest of illegal immigrants (16), prostitution (8), gambling (3), overstay in Malaysia (3), premises operating without license (1), obstructing civil servants from discharging duties (1).
Meanwhile, 76 illegal immigrants (PATI) were arrested in the Benteng Operation yesterday. Three boats and three land transports were also seized.
In the same news conference, Ismail Sabri said that the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed on another area in Sabah.
He said, the EMCO will be implemented in Felda Umas, Tawau beginning this midnight until 26 October. It will involve 800 houses and 17,549 residents.
All residents will not be allowed to leave their homes and all entrances and exits will be closed. Thus, food supplies and necessities will be distributed by the state government and coordinated by the State Disaster Operation Control Centre. –MalaysiaGazette