Medical assistant, Indonesian worker nabbed in Kanowit for defying MCO

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KANOWIT, April 9: Police here arrested a medical assistant and an Indonesian worker for flouting the movement control order (MCO).

According to Kanowit district police chief, Deputy Supt Tega Bilong, the duo were stopped in a car at a roadblock along Jalan Kanowit-Durin by a joint MCO enforcement team comprising police, armed forces and People’s Volunteer Corps personnel.

The car was driven by the 36-year old medical assistant with the Indonesian, 25, who is working in an oil palm plantation in Kanowit in the front passenger seat.

When asked to produce traveling documents, the medical assistant only produced one to facilitate travel to his workplace at Jalan Lanang Health Clinic from where he was staying in Sungai Merah in Sibu, and not to Kanowit.

The Indonesian worker also failed to produce personal and traveling documents which is an offence under Section 6(1) (c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.


Tega revealed the medical assistant was arrested after he failed to give a good reason why he was in Kanowit, given that today is also his off-day.

Both suspects were detained under Regulation 4 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020. — DayakDaily