by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by TMR FILE
THE standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Klang’s Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), which was put in place earlier, has been nulled.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said since the whole of Selangor has been placed under CMCO, Klang will now follow the SOPs enforced for the state.
Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are now all under CMCO for 14 days which started yesterday. Prior to this directive, a CMCO from Oct 9 to Oct 23 was placed on Klang following a surge of Covid-19 cases there.
On that note, the senior minister said the religious authorities will soon announce the SOPs to be used for mass and Friday prayers at mosques in these three states during the CMCO period.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said the police made 284 arrests for Recovery MCO (RMCO) violations on Oct 13, of which 278 were issued compounds, while six individuals were remanded.
“Among the offences were not wearing face masks involving 134 offenders, no physical distancing (68), failure to provide equipment for recording contact details (33), violating RMCO regulations (20) and premises operating overtime (16).
“Eight were arrested for taking part in nightclub activities, refusing to undergo a Covid-19 screening test (3), and running away from roadblocks (2),” he noted.
Under Ops Benteng, the authorities detained a total of 37 undocumented immigrants and seized two land vehicles.
A total of 282 roadblocks were also conducted by the police, together with the Malaysian Border Control Agency and Malaysian Armed Forces.
On mandatory quarantine, 48,098 individuals returned to the country from abroad through the international check points from July 24 until Oct 13.
They have all been placed at 68 hotels and 17 public training institutes nationwide.
“Of that number, a total of 9,919 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine and 381 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment, while 37,798 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home,” Ismail Sabri noted.
Meanwhile, 273 investigation papers were opened yesterday by the police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission regarding fake news related to Covid-19.
Separately, the Securities Commission Malaysia announced yesterday that all general meetings for issuers listed on Bursa Malaysia in states or districts under the CMCO are to be held online.
The commission said this in an update of the Guidance Note on the Conduct of General Meetings for Listed Issuers (Guidance Note).
“The Guidance Note highlights that a general meeting conducted in states or districts under CMCO shall be conducted in a fully virtual manner only,” it noted.