RM1,000 compound fine for those defying MCO begins today

Those who disobey the MCO will be brought to the police station before being handed the compound notice.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will begin issuing RM1,000 compound notices to those who defy the movement control order (MCO) from today, says Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

He said once issued, the compound notice would have to be settled at any health ministry office within two weeks.

According to Acryl, police had issued standard operating procedures (SOP) for the matter, while compound fine forms had been distributed to all state police contingents.

“Those who disobey the MCO will be brought to the police station before being handed the compound notice.

“If they refuse to pay the compound amount, they may request for trial,” he said during a special press conference in Bukit Aman here today.

He also reminded the people to obey the MCO and stay at home.

Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani

“RM1,000 is not a small amount, so please do not take this lightly and help us break the Covid-19 chain of infection,” he said.

Meanwhile, Acryl said police would also inspect lorries and those delivering food at all roadblocks to foil attempts at smuggling prohibited items such as cigarettes.

“During the MCO, the crime index across the country has gone down 67%, from 350 cases a day to 116,” he said.

Acryl said 66 members of the police force had tested positive for Covid-19 so far.

Another 1,225 individuals, comprising police officers and their family members, were undergoing self-quarantine at home.