By Malcolm Lau
KUCHING, April 13: Three individuals were slapped with a RM1,000 compound for violating the movement control order (MCO) during a roadblock at Jalan Tun Razak here today.
Kuching district police chief, ACP Awang Din Awang Gani, said 602 vehicles were checked during the roadblock.
“Jalan Tun Razak is the road where it connects to Demak industrial areas, Bintawa and Pending areas, and the police decided to set up the roadblock (at this location), as there are many vehicles going through this route,” he said when contacted.
He added that the roadblock was held to make sure the public comply with the MCO.
Awang Din added that the police will strengthen their operations by carrying out simultaneous roadblocks at several locations from time to time.
However, the Kuching OCPD acknowledged the traffic congestion caused by the roadblock especially that the route was frequent by lorries and cargo trucks.
He added that most motorists who left their homes today said they were going to the bank, clinics and other activities permitted during the restriction order.
“Those who fail to present proper documents such as employer’s letter, permission letter from the police and others (permitted documents) will be reprimanded,” he said.
Awang Din urged the public not to go out from the house if there are no urgent matters to attend.
The compounding action was taken under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020. — DayakDaily