Miri police switches to harsh mode in MCO enforcement

Lim at his office.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, April 3: Police enforcement in the city has turned into harsh mode to ensure full public compliance of the movement control order (MCO).

Miri district police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah, said officers will not hesitate to arrest individuals not adhering to the restricted movement order. This include those loitering outside their homes, he added.

“No more warnings,” he said when at Miri police headquarters today.

Lim added that since the fist stage of the MCO from March 18 to April 1, the police have nabbed 55 offenders in the city. Of the lot, 21 individuals have been charged in court.

On a positive note, the Miri OCPD expressed contentment that more people are complying with government’s request to stay at home.

“The compliance rate for Miri has improved, the percentage has increased, more than 95 per cent,” he said.

Touching on the Ching Ming festival tomorrow (April 4), Lim advised the people to perform their Ching Ming rites at home

“Please, avoid crowded places, as we are currently battling to curb this disease from spreading,” he said.

The MCO has been extended to April 14. — DayakDaily