Pay compound to avoid losing job, Minister warns those who sneaked to reach their “kampung”

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 26: The people who had reached their home towns without police permissions were advised to pay compounds issued by the police so as not to lose their jobs in the city.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, it is better for them to pay the compounds rather than lose jobs due to their absence at the work places.

Ismail said, the government is asking them to come back to work. If they could reach the “kampung” by sneaking through smartly, then they have to pay the compound to come back to work.

“The police had issued compounds to 387 individuals for various offences under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). From that 102 compounds were issued at the police stations, 31 due to Aidilfitri visits while 285 were issued at the place of incidents and 194 at road blocks.

“The police had taken serious actions including issuing compounds on those who tried to cross borders (inter-state) without police permission,” he said in his daily press conference held here today.

Ismail said, 738 vehicles that tried to cross borders to celebrate Hari Raya in the “kampung” had been asked to return by the police  However the numbers were lesser compared to 1,243 the day before.

The Senior Minister added, Selangor had led the list in trying to cross borders with 317 vehicles, Melaka 89 while Kedah 80.

In another development, Ismail said, the government had gazetted the Procedures in the Prevention and Controlling Infectious Disease (actions in the local area of infections (No.6)(Amendment) 2020.

The amendment he said, among others is related to the passenger capacity for private cars. For personal/private car, the driver could take passengers according to the capacity of the car and is monitored under the Road Transport Act 1987 (333Act)

However he said, the passengers will have to be from the same house with the driver and this procedure starts to be effective on May 27. –Malaysia World News


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