PUTRAJAYA APRIL 12: Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was imposed on the Malaysians effective March 18, there were reports stating that the number of family aggression including child abuse cases have been on the rise amongst the community.
Minister of Defence and Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabry Yaakob said, the government is very concerned about the issues raised that might jeopardise the family’s happiness.
“In the effort to counter the family aggression problems and child abuses, the Ministry of Women and Family (KWK) with the Police cooperation will render assistance to the victims involved.
“Those in need of help can contact Talian Kasih 15999 or whatsapp 019-2615999 and the police will take the necessary action,” he said in a press conference here today.
Ismail said, the public has also raised concerns about traders might raise the price of essential food in the third phase of MCO that starts on April 15.
On this aspect, Ismail stressed that the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has decided to implement the Maximum Price Scheme in the effort to curb the price hikes throughout the enforcement of MCO.
“The scheme will be effective on April 15 and the prices of the selected food will be announced later,” he said.
Ismail added, the ministry has received 8,145 reports and enquiries on the supply of food and the prices from March 18 until April 11 via four channels namely Whatsapp (4,140); “Sistem E-Aduan”(1,766) , Hotline (1,631) and also through the Enforcement Command Centre (608).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry (MOA) have informed that the supply of wet and dry food especially rice is more than enough.
On MCO compliance, Ismail reported, 1,220 individuals have been detained and this includes 854 have been compounded with RM1, 000 each while 345 individuals have been remanded and 21 under police bails.
The total of people detained for MCO non compliance from March 18 until April 11 was 8,125.
Meanwhile 163 quarantine centres have started operation where 12,359 individuals have been quarantined. On April 11, 835 Malaysians have returned and are undergoing quarantine process in the centres.
Regarding the hair salon issues, Ismail said, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will study and consider the public opinions before approving any business to commence operation. – Malaysia World News