During his daily COVID-19 media briefing for today, the Senior Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that the Movement Control Order (MCO) roadblocks will soon be joined by officials from the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
When the first phase of MCO started back in 18 March, such roadblocks were originally managed by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). Not long after that, the Malaysian Armed Forces personnel were also deployed to assist PDRM.
According to the latest statistics, Minister Sabri stated that 769 roadblocks have been set up throughout the country and they have performed inspections on 433,988 vehicles so far. In case you missed the news, the authorities have also started handing out RM 1,000 compounds to those that violate MCO since yesterday.
Even though the penalty is quite severe, Minister Sabri revealed that 95 of such compounds have been issued to date which is nothing short of astounding yet quite worrying at the same time. So, if you don’t have a good reason to go out, please just stay at home and don’t forget to also practice good hygiene in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections.