MCO: Police to mount 13 roadblocks in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya

Police personnel inspect vehicles at a roadblock along Jambatan Merdeka, at the Kedah-Penang border  May 10, 2021. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin
Police personnel inspect vehicles at a roadblock along Jambatan Merdeka, at the Kedah-Penang border May 10, 2021. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — A total of 13 roadblocks (SJRs) will be mounted around Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya in conjunction with Aidilfitri tomorrow, following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and inter-district and inter-state travel bans.

Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim, said that among the SJR locations are Jalan Persekutuan, Sungai Besi Highway, Jalan Duta Toll Plaza and at Jalan Ampang near the RISDA Building.

“Almost 400 police officers and personnel will be on duty,” he told Bernama today. 

He said that since the implementation of the MCO in Selangor on Thursday, a total of 1,472 vehicles that had tried to enter the capital had been ordered to turn back, among others, because they did not have police permission for inter-state travel.

Meanwhile, Selangor police chief, Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed, said that since the implementation of the MCO, 313 compounds had been issued to individuals who violated the standard operating procedures (SOPs), including those attempting inter-district travel.

He stressed that traffic congestion due to roadblocks cannot be avoided because the police need to inspect the vehicles one by one to prevent them from violating the MCO SOPs. — Bernama

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