186 arrested for MCO-related offences

Police have been mounting roadblocks and checking on gatherings to ensure people are observing physical distancing.

PUTRAJAYA: Police arrested 186 individuals yesterday over movement control order-related offences, including one individual who broke his home quarantine, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

In a statement, Ismail said 41 individuals were remanded, three were released on bail while the remaining 142 were issued compounds fines.

The majority of the offences, Ismail said, was for non-compliance with SOPs, including mass gatherings which made physical distancing difficult.

On another matter, Ismail said that 1,942 checks were carried out on individuals who are undergoing home quarantine.

“Police and health ministry personnel will constantly carry out checks and monitor the individuals to ensure the SOP is being complied with.”

Meanwhile, Ismail also announced that checks by the Construction Industry Development Board on 15 construction sites found most were complying with the SOPs.

“But one construction site was found to be not complying with the SOPs and was issued a warning.”

Another two sites were not operational.

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