KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 – During the latest lockdown period from June 1 till todate, a total of 9,888 compounds were issued by the police while 542 people have been detained for various offences of breaking the standard operating procedures, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said today.
Under this, a total of 355 companies were compounded for various SOPs related offences, the minister said in a press conference streamed live via the Royal Malaysian Police Facebook account.
He said traffic wise during the MCO period, the police recorded a total of 280,000 vehicles on the major highways in the Klang Valley.
A total of 1,000 roadblocks were also carried out by the police during the period, while some 129 small lanes and roads, known to provide alternative routes for those planning to cross districts or states, were closed, he said.
He said the police will also continue to accept travel permit letters that expire on June 14, for the extended lockdown period scheduled to start on June 15 and end on June 28.
He said the letters, approved by the National Security Council, will be accepted will be from 12 agencies and ministries namely the ministries of Transport, International Trade and Industry, Plantation Industries and Commodities, Agriculture, Communications and Multimedia, Home, Energy and Natural Resources, Housing and Local Government, Sports and Youth, Bank Negara, the Securities Commission and Police.
He also said the police will take stern action against those who provide false information to obtain their travel permits or use fake permits.
On another development, he said there had been a rise in actions that can be deemed as offensive against the country’s royal institution. He said those found insulting the King or making offensive statements, and amounting to harassment would be severely punished.