Inter-state travel in stages starts 7 till May 10

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob minister

PUTRAJAYA MAY 6: The people who have been stranded in Kuala Lumpur since March 18 due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) could go back to their homes in other states starting tomorrow (May 7).

The Royal Police of Malaysia (RPM) through Gerak Malaysia has fixed four days from May 7 till May 10 for the people who have been stranded to travel inter-state to get back to their houses.

Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, for those stranded in Perak, Johor and Kelantan, they could travel back home on May 8 (Friday) while those in Perlis, Kedah , Penang Melaka and Pahang the travel schedule will be on May 9.

Meanwhile those from Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu will travel home on May 10.

However Ismail said, for the four days travel fixed by the police, there will be no food served at the rest and recreational (R&R) places along the highways. The mini mosque (surau) will be closed and travellers could rest in their cars in the space or near the building around R&R.

Ismail added, the public toilets at the highways will be opened. The car parking space is only for resting purposes and the people are not permitted to come out from their cars (vehicles) except to go to the toilets.

The petrol stations along the highways said Ismail, will be operating from 6 in the morning until 12 midnight. Nevertheless road users are not permitted to move in groups along the highways.

In another development, Ismail said the Ministry of Higher Education will be sending 2,897 students from both the public and private institutes of higher education to their hometowns.

For that, eight flights are scheduled to send back 2,297 students and that includes one flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kuching International Airport (KIA), two flights from KLIA to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), two flights from KKIA to KLIA and three flights from KIA to KLIA.

Ismail added, the students who travel back home from south zone and from north zone to central zone will begin this evening and the movements involve 600 students. –Malaysia World News

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