Ismail Sabri: 101 arrested for breaching RMCO


A total of 101 individuals were arrested for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) regulations on Thursday.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said of the number, 86 were issued compounds, while 15 were remanded.

“Among the offenses included not wearing face masks, disobeying the RMCO, not maintaining physical distancing, taking part in nightclub and pub activities, failing to provide equipment for registration and operating premises beyond the time limit.

“Additionally, the police also managed to arrest 10 illegal immigrants yesterday,” he said in a statement today.

He added that the operation task force led by the police had carried out 57,795 inspections yesterday to monitor and enforce compliance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the RMCO.

Under Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said the authorities had detained a total of 85 undocumented immigrants, four illegal boat skippers and a smuggler.

“They also managed to seize eight land vehicles used by the illegal immigrants,” the senior minister said.

He added that a total of 82 roadblocks were conducted by the police together with the authorities from the Malaysian Border Control Agency (AKSEM) and ATM.

On mandatory quarantine, a total of 30,314 individuals have returned to the country from abroad through international check points from July 24 until yesterday.

He noted that all of them were placed at 77 hotels and four public training institutes (ILAs) nationwide.

“Of that number, a total of 9,350 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine and 71 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment.

“Meanwhile, 20,893 individuals have been discharged and allowed to return home,” he added.

The enforcement team from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) had conducted an inspection yesterday on the supply of goods involving 680 business premises.

Overall, the supply of necessities is adequate and able to meet the current demand of the people in the country.

The team had also performed 1,225 special inspections on the SOPs compliance of premises.

“Of that number, 1,216 premises complied with the prescribed SOPs while nine premises were advised for not complying with SOPs,” Ismail Sabri said.