Four Sibu residents sentenced to 2 months jail for violating MCO

The four accused charged for violation of MCO heading to prison to serve their jail sentence

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SIBU, Mar 27: Four Sibu residents were sentenced to two months jail each by the Magistrate’s Court here after they pleaded guilty for not adhering to Movement Control Order (MCO) implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

They had committed the offence on March 26 at different locations under Regulation 7 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

The offence allows a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or jail not more than six months or both.

All of them had failed to provide good reasons why they were still outside after 10pm when met by the police.

Three of them were also fined RM2,000 in default of one month’s jail under Regulation 25(1) of the National Registration Regulation 1990 for failing to produce their identity cards when demanded by the police at the time of the offence.

As all three failed to pay the fine, they were sentenced to an additional one month jail term.

The cases were heard before two magistrates, Syarifah Fatimah Azura and Muhammad Faizal Che Saad.— DayakDaily