Five arrested in Padawan for defying MCO

The police arrested five men from a car accessories shop for defying the MCO.

by Nancy Nais

PADAWAN, April 16: A business premises selling car accessories and tinting services was ordered to shut, while five men were arrested by the police for flouting the Movement Control Order (MCO) and obstructing a public servant in discharging duties.

Confirming the incident, Padawan district police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan revealed a police team was conducting Ops Covid-19 and Snap Check at 11.15am today when they saw a shop operating its business at 7 Mile Bazaar, Jalan Penrissen.

“The five, aged between 21 and 42, comprised shop workers, a businessman and technicians.

“Upon questioning, all of them failed to provide any valid nor reasonable grounds for their actions during the MCO. They were also aware of the Covid-19 pandemic and the MCO,” Aidil said.

The five were arrested under Section 11(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the local Infected Areas) Regulations 2020 which provides a maximum fine of RM1,000 or jail for up to six months, or both.

They were later released under police bail after their statements were taken.

Aidil added that the five will be charged in court soon. — DayakDaily