MCO violations: 651 get compound notices, 38 remanded


PETALING JAYA: A total of 651 individuals were issued compound notices while 38 others were remanded for various movement control order violations on Saturday (July 3).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said among the violations were for not wearing face masks (91 cases), interstate/inter-district travel and dining in (189), failure to register before entering premises (78), ferrying too many passengers in vehicles (49), no physical distancing (133), not complying with movement restrictions (63), premises which failed to comply with orders (21), entertainment outlet activities (six) and 61 other offences.

“Compliance operations task force led by the police, comprising 19,625 personnel divided into 4,332 teams, conducted 89,136 checks.

“They also conducted checks on 5,785 factories, 15,388 business premises, 569 construction sites and 297 worker dormitories.

“From those, four factories and 20 business premises were ordered to close for violation of standard operating procedures and government orders.

“Until Saturday (July 3), 151,773 business premises, 25,970 factories, 1,847 construction sites and 812 workers dormitories have been checked,” he said in a statement on Sunday (July 4).

Meanwhile, under Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said 35 foreigners were arrested and three vehicles seized while 940 roadblocks were conducted nationwide.

On disinfection operations, he said 143 were conducted involving 59 red zones, two orange zones, and 11 yellow zones.

“The operations were conducted by 853 Fire and Rescue Department personnel, 221 local government personnel and 141 fire engines.

“Cumulatively, 30,376 operations had been conducted since March 30 involving 157 zones,” he said.

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