Aidilfitri: Police to monitor SOP compliance in residential areas with drones

KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): The police will use drones (pictured) to monitor standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance in residential areas during Aidilfitri throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) duration.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department SAC (Operations) SAC M V Sri Kumar said the drones will ensure SOP violations are detected.

"Its use, however, will be subject to the request of district police chiefs in the state,” he told Bernama yesterday, adding that for high rise residential areas, police will check the visitors’ logs at the premises.

"At the same time, the public is advised to report any SOP violation during Aidilfitri festivities that happen in their residential areas to the police,” he added.

When asked about roadblocks at district and state borders, Sri Kumar said that there are no exemptions as checks will be conducted there.

He said that the police would instruct those without completed documents to cross state or districts to turn back, while any SOP violation will be issued compounds.

He explained that the actions taken by the police were not meant to pressure the public but to enforce existing rules and regulations.

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