Six men sent to jail for defying MCO

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Four men were sentenced to a month jail each by the Selayang Magistrate’s Court yesterday for being in an infected area without valid reason during the Movement Control Order (MCO), enforced since last March 18, to curb the spread of COVID-19.

All of them were ordered to serve the jail sentence from their date of arrest, which was last March 23.

They were separately charged with violating Regulation 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 which barred people from travelling to another place declared as an infected area.

Meanwhile, a self-employed senior citizen was fined MYR2,000, in default four months jail, for making a statement on Whatsapp about COVID-19 with intent to cause alarm to the public.