MCO compliance nationwide is on upward trend: Ismail Sabri

File photo of Ismail Sabri addressing a press conference on Covid-19.

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KUCHING, Apr 9: The country’s Movement Control Order (MCO) compliance rate is now at 97 per cent, with the number of arrests down 34 per cent, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri in a press conference today revealed that a total of 679 roadblocks was conducted with 433,988 vehicles checked, including 36,980 snap checks conducted nationwide, and 5,022 premises were raided.

“A total of 300 individuals have been arrested during the roadblock and patrol for not complying with the MCO, this clearly shows a reduction in the total number of arrests, compared to yesterday, the amount of arrest has decreased to about 34 per cent,” he said.

He also revealed that out of the 300 individuals arrested, 252 were remanded, and 88 others released on bail.

Ismail Sabri also said the total number of cumulative individuals arrested for not complying with MCO since March 18, 2020, was at 7,205 arrests.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri reminded anyone who had yet to receive aid from the government to report to their local leaders or District Welfare Department for assistance.

He explained that they could also directly contract the District Disaster Management Committee, chaired by the respective district officer.

“I believe that the leaderships in the village and district level can resolve this matter to expedite the process of delivering the assistance,” he said. —DayakDaily.