9 localities in Sabah under EMCO effective 9th Aug. 2021, 112 premises closed for flouting SOP, no PATI detained in Op BENTENG

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PUTRAJAYA AUG.7: Nine (9) localities in Sabah are among the 14 placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 9th until 22nd Aug.2021 while the other four are in Pahang.

Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, among the nine localities, four are in Tawau, two in Penampang, one each in Sipitang, Papar and Kudat while the other five are in Pahang involving two in Maran, and one each in Bentong, Kuantan and Rompin.

Hishammuddin said, the government has agreed for EMCO to be imposed on the localities after analysing the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) risk evaluation and the COVID-19 infection trend.

“The standard operating procedures (SOP) on these localities are the same as announced earlier and further details could be referred to the National Security Council (MKN) website at www.mkn.gov.my.,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.

On another development, EMCO imposed earlier on seven localities in Sabah, one each in Perak, Pahang and Kedah will be lifted on 8th Aug. 2021 following the presentation of MOH on the current situation of COVID-19 infections in the affected areas.

Regarding the Task Force Team Compliance Operation led by the Royal Malaysia Police (RPM), Hishammuddin said, yesterday 18,712 personnel had carried out 83,682 checking and snap check COVID-19 to monitor and enforce the SOP compliance nationwide.

“Failing to comply with the SOP, 112 premises had been instructed to close immediately. The checking involves 1,754 factories, 16,826 business premises, 773 construction sites and 277 workers’ hostels,” the Senior Minister added.

He said, in the operation, 261 individuals had been issued with compounds while 21 were remanded for not adhering to the SOP.
Hishammuddin also highlighted on the national border control where various defence and security agencies had implemented the Op BENTENG.

“In the Op BENTENG, three land vehicles were seized and no illegal immigrant (PATI) had been detained in the 909 roadblocks carried out nationwide,” he said. –Malaysia World News

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