RM1, 000 fine or six months jail or both for those not complying with the SOP and CMCO

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PUTRAJAYA MAY 5: Under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that started on May 4, the people are permitted to travel freely from district to district without time limit but interstate travel is still not allowed.

In the last three phases of Movement Control Order (MCO), the people are allowed only to travel within the radius of 10 kilometres to get their essentials such as food and medicine.

Security Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabry Yaakob said, for interstate travel, the police is still studying the movement schedule with the public transport companies and will make announcement when it is ready.

Ismail said, under CMCO, the police and other related authorities are now focusing on the standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance and for that the Operational Compliance Task Force (OCTF) has been formed.

 According to Ismail, the OCTF will monitor the enforcement and compliance of the SOPs under CMCO.

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The authority is given to 14 agencies, among others are the Royal Police of Malaysia, Malaysian Armed Forces, Immigration Department of Malaysia, Ministry of Transport, National Security Council, Malaysian International Trade and Industry (MITI), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ministry of Works and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to be included.

“At the district level, the District Police Head has also formed the CMCO team that consists of the police, army, People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA), Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) and local authorities,” Ismail said.

Ismail said, the compliance team will take the approach to advise the public and the industrial sectors and issue a warning notice if the compliance level is not at satisfactory level.

“If the industrial sectors fail to be advised or improve after being warned then the compliance team will take action under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 1988 (Act 342).

Under this Act an offender could be fined RM1, 000 or six months jail or both,” he added.

The Security Senior Minister also thanked the people who have complied with the SOPs of the CMCO that started yesterday. The people were very disciplined and had adhered to the new norms when they were in the public places and travelling on the trains and buses.

“With the high self regulation and discipline of the people, it is possible for the CMCO to be lifted much earlier,” he said. –Malaysia World News

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