EMCO imposed on 2 areas in Selangor, Kampung Haji Baki in Sarawak – Senior Minister

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KUALA LUMPUR OCT.27: The government has decided to impose Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) on Sungai Emas Flat and Hentian Kajang Plaza in Selangor besides Kampung Haji Baki Kuching, Sarawak from 28th Oct. till 10th Nov. 2020 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in these areas.

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the decisions were made with the advice of the Ministry of Health at the Special National Security Council Meeting held here today.

Ismail said, the EMCO in Sungai Emas Flat, Jalan Emas 31 and Jalan Emas 32 in Kuala Langat district will affect seven blocks of flats and terrace houses involving 1,300 households while the Hentian Kajang Plaza in  Hulu Langat district will affect 7,500 people.

Meanwhile the Kampung Haji Baki, Kuching wil involve 532 units of houses with 4,191 people.

“To ensure the Order will be adhered to by the people, the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Volunteers Department of Malaysia (RELA), Local Authorities and officers with authority will be controlling the affected areas,” said Sabri at the press conference held here today.

Further information and the related standard operating procedure (SOP) could be referred to the NSC website.

In another development, the government has decided to extend the imposition of EMCO at the Remand Prison and the quarters of the Remand Prison Penang to another two weeks effective 29th Oct. until 11th November 2020.

Ismail said, the extension is in view of COVID-19 cases are still detected among the detainees and the staff of the prison after 4,196 samples have been taken until 26th Oct.

Earlier the EMCO had been imposed in these places effective 15th Oct. till 28th Oct.

Regarding the Benteng Operation, Ismail said, 310 vehicles had been asked to turn back by the security officers at the road blocks after giving various reasons for their movements. The reasons include attempts to go out of the locality/EMCO areas; attempts to travel to the states that are under Conditional MCO without the permission from the police.

Ismail added, three states with most number of vehicles ordered to turn back at the road blocks include Sabah (201), Johor (64) and Kuala Lumpur (45).

On the non compliance of the Recovery MCO (RMCO), Ismail said, 604 individuals had been detained and out of which 604 had been compounded while eight were remanded.

Among the non compliance activities committed include not wearing mask (156), social distancing (145), fail to provide tools/personal record (134), activities at the entertainment centres (96) and others (81).

The three states with the highest number of individuals compounded for not adhering to the RMCO are Kuala Lumpur (229), Selangor (162) and Perak (94). –Malaysia World News

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