Police may act on those who defy the restricted movement order

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Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador coronavirus

UALA LUMPUR: The authorities may take action against those who break the restriction of movement order that was imposed by the government nationwide effective from 18 to 31 March.

However, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said today the police will take a soft approach at first in enforcing this law, understanding that it will take time for Malaysians to adapt to this changes in their daily routine.

“This is not a curfew. It is just a move to control movement. If the laws are not being adhered to then we will first advise, then warn and finally action will be taken,” he said, as reported by the Sun Daily.

Hamid Bador hopes that the people will respect the law by practicing self-imposing isolation without the need of police enforcement in these two-week restriction of movement.

He also advises those who plan to travel to another state to notify the nearest police station and get an approval letter from them. Motorists may be stopped in check points to show the police travel permit or the approval letter.

“Please be responsible. If there is no urgent need to travel then stay indoors. We seek your understanding in these difficult times.”


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