522 held for flouting RMCO, including 363 at pubs, nightclubs

The government has yet to allow nightclubs or pubs to operate and police have been regularly conducting raids on such places. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 522 individuals, including 363 at pubs and nightclubs, for various offences under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday.

Also arrested were seven foreign workers without travel documents, said Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In a statement, he said 342 people were fined yesterday while 180 were remanded.

Those rounded up were held for failing to practise physical distancing, failing to wear face masks in public and leaving the house in a targeted movement control order (TEMCO) area without a valid reason.

Other offences included leaving a TEMCO area without a valid reason, operating businesses beyond permitted hours and failing to record the particulars of visitors.

Meanwhile, Ismail said border control teams detained 180 illegal immigrants and six smugglers yesterday, seizing five vehicles.

He said 31,227 individuals, who had returned to Malaysia since July 24, had been quarantined at 68 hotels and eight public training centres.

Of the total, 8,673 are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine. Another 71 were admitted to hospitals for treatment and 22,483 were allowed to go home.

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