KUALA LUMPUR MAR.20: Six individuals were detained for not adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) of Movement Control Order (MCO) today and it is the lowest since the government had raised the fine from RM1,000 to RM10,000 recently.
Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, from the six individuals detained all have been compounded including four without wearing masks and two for failing to provide tools to record personal and customer’s particulars.
Regarding the MCO, Ismail said, the government had agreed to lift the Enhanced MCO (EMCO) imposed on Kampung Tringgus, Bau, Kuching Division as scheduled on 21st March due to the decrease in COVID-19 cases besides the cluster is under control and there is no more results pending on screening test samples.
“To date, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had carried out 55 screening tests and out of which four cases of positive COVID-19 had been recorded,” said Ismail in a statement here today.
After a risk analysis was carried out with several agencies under the MCO Technical Committee, said Ismail, the government agreed to end the EMCO in Kampung Tringgus, Bau, Kuching as scheduled tomorrow.
On the development of Op Benteng, Ismail said, yesterday the national security authorities had detained 49 illegal immigrants (PATI) and seized a land vehicle and a boat/ship.
“In the operation, the authorities had also identified 128 boats/ships in the Malaysian waters through nine observatory activities and seized a land vehicle.” Ismail added.
The participating authorities in Op Benteng include Royal Police Malaysia (RPM), Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM), Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) and other security agencies that had carried out 262 road blocks nationwide. –Malaysia World News