SIBU: The police set up road blocks at several areas across Bintulu town on Thursday night, in connection with the enforcement of the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Bintulu District police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said the exercise was aimed at ensuring full public compliance with the MCO, which would run until March 31.
“Our objective is to advise people to stay at home during this period, and refrain from going out without any solid reason,” he said.
The MCO is being enforced under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease 1988 and the Police Act 1967.
According to Zulkipli, any individual who violates the regulations under the order shall be liable to a maximum fine of RM1,000, or a six-month imprisonment, or both, upon conviction.
“Therefore, we advise the people to stay at home during this period. Do not leave your houses unless during emergency cases,” he reiterated.