KUALA LUMPUR MAY 7: Four hundred and eighty-six (486) individuals were detained yesterday following the increase in monitoring the standard operating procedure (SOP) of Movement Control Order (MCO) by the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) in the states and hotspot areas that had been identified under HIDE.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said, from those detained, 473 had been issued with compounds while 13 were remanded.
Ismail said, among the non-compliance activities committed include failing to record personal details/registration when entering premises (183), activities in the entertainment centres (136), not wearing mask (73), no physical distancing (15) and others 81.
Regarding the National Border Control, Ismail said the BENTENG Operation (Op BENTENG) had detained 21 illegal immigrants (PATI) and seized 10 land vehicles.
“Through 10 observatory activities, the authorities had traced 161 boats/ships in the Malaysian waters,” Ismail said in a statement here today.
Ismail added, the BENTENG Operation involving Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM), Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) and other security agencies had carried out 280 road blocks yesterday.
The road blocks carried out include PENAWAR BENTENG Op involving MAF, RPM, and RELA (221), RPM BENTENG Op (50) and AKSEM BENTENG Op (9).
On another development, Enhanced MCO (EMCO) has been imposed on three villages in the sub-district Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas, Kelantan effective May 9 – May 22, 2021due to a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the three localities.
According to Ismail, 120 COVID-19 cases had been recorded in the three villages and this includes 42 cases in Kampung Paya Ular, Kampung Tualang (26) and Kampung Bechah Palas (52).
“After a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies in the MCO Technical Committee and with the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the government agreed to implement EMCO in the three villages for two weeks until 22nd May 2021,” Ismail said.
Meanwhile EMCO had been lifted on Science Secondary School Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor and Science Maahad Tahfiz, Tanah Merah, Kelantan on 7th May 2021 as scheduled.
Ismail added, the EMCO imposed on Kampung Muhibbah Raya, Tawau, Sabah has also been lifted effective 8th May 2021 as scheduled.
Ismail said, the EMCO has been lifted in these three localities following a decrease in COVID-19 cases, clusters under control and all positive cases have received treatment. –Malaysia World News