Over 290 caught violating Malaysia’s coronavirus measures

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – A record number of individuals were booked for being involved in night establishment activities, which is a violation of the recovery movement control order (RMCO) last Saturday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob said.

He said from 512 people arrested by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), 294 were for such infringements.

Among the other offences were organising activities with large crowd difficult for physical distancing (103), private parties (56), failure to provide entry record facility (32), not wearing face mask (14) and premises operating beyond the permitted hours (eight).

“From the total detained, 452 individuals were issued compounds while 59 offenders were remanded and one was released on bail,” he said in a statement yesterday.

On Op Benteng, he said the authorities nabbed 80 illegal foreigners, six smugglers and one skipper for not having valid personal identification documents.

“There were 82 roadblocks conducted involving PDRM (57), Malaysian Border Security Agency (10) and Armed Forces (15),” said Datuk Seri Ismail who is also Defence Minister.

Meanwhile, he also said from July 24 to last Saturday, 28,063 Malaysians have returned from 32 countries via international checkpoints.

From the total, 10,187 individuals are undergoing compulsory quarantine at 69 hotels and eight other premises including public training institutes and private institutions of learning while 69 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment.

“A total of 17,807 individuals have been discharged and allowed to return home,” he said.

On public sanitisation operation under the supervision of the Housing and Local Government Ministry, he said from March 30 to last Saturday, 9,930 operations had been carried out in 134 zones at 12,989 premises including business centres, government buildings and public places.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said the overall supply of essential goods is sufficient and easily available while traders and members of the public are advised to practise self control including social distancing and personal hygiene.