Ismail Sabri: Police detain 129 for violating RMCO orders, 21 for not wearing face masks

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 20 of the 129 violators were remanded, while 109 were issued with compound notices. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 20 of the 129 violators were remanded, while 109 were issued with compound notices. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The police detained 129 people for violating the rules of the recovery movement control order (RMCO), including 21 individuals for not wearing face masks.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that 20 of the 129 violators were remanded, while 109 were issued with compound notices.

“Among the movement control order violations were pub and nightclub activities (21), failure to prepare thermometers/record patrons’ details (55), not wearing gloves when cutting customers’ hair (1), not wearing face masks (21), as well as activities which involved a mass gathering that made physical distancing difficult (31),” he said.

Ismail Sabri who is also defence minister, said police had conducted 66 road blocks nationwide and checked 25,368 vehicles under its Ops Benteng aimed at preventing the entry of undocumented migrants into the country.

He said that between July 24 and August 14, 11,236 people had returned home to Malaysia, and all have been placed in 60 hotels and five public training institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis, Kedah and Labuan.

“Of the number, 44 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment and 2,922 were discharged and allowed to go home.

He said they came from 31 countries, including Malaysia’s closest neighbours the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar and Timor Leste.

Other countries included: Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, the UK, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia and New Zealand. 

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