KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Some Malaysians are still taking lightly the Movement Control Order, which came into effect on Wednesday, March 18 and will be on until this March 31st.
Many are still not following the order and have taken to visiting the city areas, said Dang Wangi District Police Chief, ACP Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah.
From the road blocks carried out by the police, many were found to be giving filmsy reasons for their trips into the city.
“The government order is to contain the spread of COVID-19, and yet some are not showing any responsibility. They are taking it easy with some saying they are out because they cannot find food in their respective areas, or giving other filmsy excuses.
“There are no intentions to mete out any punishment but we would like to just remind them that the order is in effect and that they should take it more seriously,” Mohd Fafmi said when met by Bernama on Wednesday night.
A survey by Bernama found a large number of vehicles travelling into the city quite late in the night.
Roadblocks have also been conducted in several areas in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said roadblocks would continue to be conducted throughout the movement control order period.
Meanwhile, Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said they had taken the initiative to make public announcements on the order by using loud hailers.
“The announcements are carried out at several areas in the district to remind the public to stay at home and not leave their homes except for urgent matters.
“Personnel from the patrol unit will also conduct regular patrols to give advice regarding the order to the public,” he said.