Police bring senior citizens to task for breaking MCO at Old Folks Street

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah (extreme left) with his men are seen giving advices to those senior citizens before decided to brings them to the police station.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Mar 20: Seven people who flouted the Movement Control Order (MCO) on Friday morning have been brought to Miri Central Police station (CPS) after they were found loitering in a public space during the restricted movement period.

Ranging from 46 to 87 years old, they were found gathering at the Old Folks Street in Persiaran Kabor nearby Taman Jade Manis here around 10.15am.

According to Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, who was also present during the operation this morning (at Taman Jade Manis), those brought to CPS will be briefed on the importance of MCO for public health and in efforts to contain the spread of Covid 19.

During this morning operation, police also seized two wooden benches from the area.

The Old Folks Street in Persiaran Kabor has been a gathering spot for senior citizens for years.

Usually this spot is filled with old folks early in the morning everyday, whereby they not only got the chance to meet their friends but also enjoyed having breakfast together while playing the Chinese traditional chess. —DayakDaily

Policemen brought the seized wooden benche with the traditional chess attached on it to the police station.
Policemen loaded the wooden bench into police truck.