No passing items through barbed wire fence, cops tell residents under EMCO

A man tries to pass a bag of rice through the barbed wire in Selayang.

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents in Selayang Baru here under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) are prohibited from giving or receiving goods through the barbed wire fences without permission of the authorities.

Gombak police chief Arifai Tarawe said such actions could increase the risk of Covid-19 infection.

“Outsiders cannot pass any item through the barbed wire fences themselves, they must go through the police for us to check what items they want to handover to the residents, or vice versa, under the EMCO.

“We have to check the contents before they are delivered as we do not want them to pass something which is not allowed, ” he told Bernama today.

Checks by Bernama found that some outsiders were giving goods such as food and other necessities to the residents under EMCO through the barbed wire fences.

A Myanmar national who preferred to remain anonymous said he was waiting for his relatives near the barbed wire fences to receive some items as his kitchen necessities were running out.

“I do not want to use the police-controlled entrance when receiving goods, it is easier and faster to receive goods through the barbed wire fence without having to go through the police inspection,” he said.

As of 9.30 pm today, health workers were still conducting house-to-house health screenings in Jalan Besar, Jalan 8 and several other roads in Selayang Baru.

Generally, residents were seen giving their full cooperation to the health workers in the areas guarded by barbed wire fences as well as blockades along all major routes and “rat routes”.

The area has been placed under EMCO until May 3.

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