Ramadhan Bazaar banned, family aggression and MCO offenders increased – Minister

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri YaakobPUTRAJAYA APRIL 16: The Ministry of Women and Family Development have received 135 calls relating to family aggression incidents throughout the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO) effective March 18 until April 15.

Minister of Defence and Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob urges members of the community especially the neighbours to cooperate by reporting the family aggression incidents to Talian Kasih 15999 or Whatsapp 019-2615999.

“The neighbours should come forward to help because sometimes the victims in these incidents have no courage to make a report or the hand phones have been snatched by the aggressors,” he said in a press conference here today.

Relating to Bazaar Ramadhan issues which many concerned parties have put forward their versions to operate business during the fasting month, Ismail said, after a detailed study on several suggestions forwarded, the government has decided not to allow any kind of bazaar, stalls, drive through or pack and pick system during Ramadhan.

Nevertheless he said, restaurants and shops selling food for packs and delivered by –e-hailing services are allowed to continue their businesses until the end of MCO phase 3 that ends on April 28.

In one of the press conferences, Ismail has mentioned that if the Ramadhan Bazaar is allowed to operate then the aim of the MCO to restrict the movement of the people will not be successful

Regarding the strict regulations imposed to MCO offenders, Ismail said, even though the police will remand and bring the offenders to the courts but the number of vehicles on the roads and individuals detained and charged in the courts have increased.

Ismail added, the police have checked 558,548 vehicles while 1,315 individuals have been detained for not complying MCO and this includes 1,226 individuals have been remanded and 89 on police bails.

He said, 312 individuals have been charged in the courts while the cumulative total for MCO non-compliance is 11,017 until April 15.

According to the police report, the increasing number of vehicles on the roads is also contributed by some people who have taken advantage to commence their businesses even without the permission of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

Ismail added, the police had checked on all vehicles and questioned the drivers thoroughly and this was also the reason why many roads were congested on April 15.

“Those people that are not involved in the essential food and services businesses are considered as MCO offenders,” said Ismail.

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