253 individuals detained before MCO2.0


THE police has detained 253 individuals for breaching the standard operating procedures (SOP) prior to the reimplementation of movement control order (MCO) in six states.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the operational compliance task force led by PDRM has performed 47,237 inspections on Tuesday to ensure the compliance and detained 253 individuals for breaching the order.

“From the total, 252 were compounded while one was remanded and among the offences included not wearing protective face masks (115), failure to prepare an equipment or device to record customer details (88), premise operating for longer hours without permission (23), entertainment activities (16) and failure to comply with physical distancing (11),” he said in a statement.

On border control, the Benteng Ops has detained 18 foreigners travelling without legal documents and three smugglers as well as confiscating seven vehicles.

“As many as 111 roadblocks were mounted yesterday,” he said.

As of Tuesday, 38 sanitation operations were performed in seven states and two federal territories, adding up to the cumulative total of 13,672 since March 30, 2020.

On the mandatory quarantine, 8,474 individuals are undergoing the process while 540 individuals have been sent to the hospital for treatment.

“As many as 94,040 individuals have been allowed to return home,” he said.

In total, 14,269 inspections have been performed by the enforcers from Construction Industry Development Board on 8,082 construction sites in the country, and 19 were inspected on Tuesday, all of which complied with the SOP.

Essential supplies are also found to be ample and easily accessible and affordable while 1,350 selling premises were found to comply with the SOP as well.