162 arrested for not complying with MCO since March 25

Police manning a roadblock to restrict the movement of vehicles in this file photo.

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KUCHING, March 29: Only five per cent of the public are still stubborn and not complying with the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Sarawak.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah in a press conference today said he was informed by the police that 95 per cent of Sarawakians are complying with the order.

“From March 25 to 29, 2020, the police have detained a total of 162 individuals throughout Sarawak, and from this, eight of them have been charged in the court, while five others were sentenced to two to four months’ imprisonment.

“Another three have also been fined and the rest will be charged in court starting tomorrow,” he said.

Meanwhile, Uggah, who is also the State Disaster Management Committe chairman advised non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who wish to contribute food to the frontliners to sent their contributions to the nearest Welfare Department (JKM) office.

According to Uggah, they are not allowed to distributed the food directly to recipients.

“We simply cannot allow the public to freely go out using this reason. For this purpose, the JKM office will be used as the collection centre for the contribution, and any contribution must go through the committee secretariat,” he said. — DayakDaily