Police will be arresting those who abuse the MCO

Police and army personnel manning one of the roadblocks.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 25: The police will be taking a tougher approach in enforcing the Movement Control Order (MCO) now that the educational period is over, says Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.

Lim said this measure was to ensure that the public fully complied with the MCO following the surge of Covid-19 cases.

“We will arrest those who refuse to comply with the MCO, the ‘educational period’ of MCO is over, it’s time for more tougher approach so that the public comply with the rules,” he disclosed when contacted today (Wednesday).

He also said that the police were considering setting up roadblocks at various “jalan tikus” or illegal routes within this district.

Currently, five roadblocks have been set up along the Miri-Pujut road and Miri-Bintulu road (including Bekenu and Batu Niah).

Today, MCO has entered its eighth day, and in Miri, less vehicles are seen on the streets. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced an extension of the MCO to April 14 today. —DayakDaily