600 officers have been deployed throughout Sarawak to ensure MCO compliance

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By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Mar 19: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has deployed 600 officers throughout the state to ensure that the people abide by the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said these officers were assigned to conduct checks, roadblocks and remind the public to follow the order to prevent the wider spread of Covid-19 disease.

“These officers exclude those who are manning the operation rooms at every district. However, we will increase the numbers if the situation requires us to do so,” Aidi told DayakDaily today.

According to The Star, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador was reported to have said that a total of 8,600 police personnel were deployed nationwide throughout the order period from March 18 to 31.

Abdul Hamid added that the Armed Forces was also ready to assist them in monitoring the situation and he will discuss the matter further with the chief.

Warning members of the public to adhere to the order, he said if the situations worsened, the police may have to take drastic action such as arresting people who went against the order.

“I hope it would not come to that. Everyone should not be selfish over this matter as it is very serious. Avoid travelling as it might increase the risk of infection. Stay at home. Cooperate with the authorities to stop the spread of the disease,” he urged.—DayakDaily