112 arrested, 36 charged for defiance

112 arrested, 36 charged for defiance

KUCHING: One hundred and twelve persons were detained for violating the movement control order (MCO) throughout Sarawak in operations conducted from 8am on Thursday to 8am yesterday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dev Kumar said with the latest arrests, the total number of people detained for defying MCO in the state since March 18 have risen to 887.

“Kuching has the most offenders with 36 followed by Miri (15); Padawan (14); Serian (nine); Simunjan (six); Bintulu, Meradong and Sarikei (four each); Saratok (three); Sibu, two each in Kota Samarahan, Bau, Kapit, Lubok Antu, Tatau and Lawas; and one each in Betong, Lundu and Dalat,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Dev Kumar said 36 people were charged in court for flouting the order yesterday.

The latest figure brings the tally of individuals charged in court to 520.

All the offenders were detained under Section 186 of the Penal Code and Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

If found guilty, they could be jailed up to two years and fined RM10,000 or both.

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