Ismail Sabri: 186 arrested for flouting RMCO

KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Police arrested 186 people yesterday for breaching the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured).

He said that of the total, 41 of them were remanded, three released on bail, while 142 others were issued with compound fines.

"Among the RMCO violations were running unlicensed massage centres (two), not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) (59), activities involving large gatherings which hampered physical distancing (124) and flouting the Home Surveillance Order (one),” he said in a statement.

Ismail Sabri said police also conducted 1,942 checks on individuals undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine in their homes.

He added that 2,800 people, who returned to the country between July 24 and July 30, have been placed at 16 quarantine stations in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan, Selangor, Penang, Sarawak and Johor.

"Of the total, 11 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment,” he said.

Under Ops Benteng, he said police conducted 59 roadblocks and inspected 41,748 vehicles to thwart the entry of illegal immigrants, especially through rat lanes.

The Compliance Operation Task Force, meanwhile, conducted 60,038 checks to monitor and enforce the RMCO SOP compliance until yesterday (July 30), he said.

Ismail Sabri also said that the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) inspected 15 construction sites nationwide yesterday, with one being issued with a warning for not complying with the SOP while two sites were not in operation.

"Meanwhile, all 19 construction sites, ordered to be closed by the CIDB previously, have been allowed to fully operate again after complying with the stipulated SOP and guidelines,” he said.

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