Cops to Issue RM1,000 Fine for Violating MCO from Today

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Flouters of the movement control order will face a compound of at least RM1,000 from today, said Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani today.

Acryl explained that the move was to address concerns that custodial sentences for MCO violations created the risk of exposing the prison population to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

He said police have received the compound forms last week, and offenders will have to settle their dues at Health Ministry offices.

“We will issue the compound notices today, and the penalty for the initial offence is RM1,000,” he said.

He said the notice will not be issued at roadblocks, but at police stations.

“If offenders fail to pay the compound in two weeks, they will be brought to court.”

Acryl Sani said no discounts will be offered.

“So, be aware, everybody. The compound is not cheap, any government aid you might have got could be wasted on this compound.”

Acryl Sani said the compounds were provided for under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

Meanwhile, as of April 7, he said 66 policemen have been tested positive for Covid-19 and 1,225 more are under quarantine.

“Among those quarantined are 155 senior police personnel, 654 rank-and-file as well as 381 family members.” he said.