79 detained for breaching RMCO

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Malaysian Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 79 individuals were arrested yesterday for breaching the recovery movement order (RMCO), where 51 were issued compound fines and four individuals were remanded.

“They were arrested for, among others, failure to provide equipment to register the entry and exit of customers, not wearing a face mask, attending private parties, and involvement in activities that make social distancing difficult,” he said in a statement on RMCO developments yesterday.

Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said 19,218 individuals have returned to Malaysia through the international border entrance and placed under quarantine at 70 hotels and five public training institutes (ILA), since July 24 until Friday.

Of the total, 8,464 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine, 56 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment and 10,380 were discharged, he added.

“They are from 32 countries which include Indonesia, Singapore, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands, Egypt, France, Australia, New Zealand and the United States (US),” he added.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said the police mounted 64 roadblocks nationwide under Op Benteng yesterday and inspected 30,120 vehicles to curb the entry of illegal immigrants, especially along rat trails.

On public sanitation operation, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said 11 operations were conducted on Friday in seven states, namely Melaka, Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Penang, Johor and Kuala Lumpur involving 83 members from the Fire and Rescue Department and 135 others from other agencies.

He said checks were also conducted by enforcement officers from the Domestic Trade Consumer Affairs Ministry on the supply of 12 types of goods at 690 business premises, comprising retailers (504), wholesalers (157) and manufacturers (29).

The supply of the food items was found adequate to meet the country’s needs, he added.