Wednesday, May 27

S’wak police contingent ready to join forces with army to implement MCO

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Datuk Aidi Ismail.

KUCHING: The Sarawak police contingent is ready to work together with the army to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) tomorrow.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when contacted last night said the army will help the police with the roadblocks, patrolling and snap checks.

“The police will still lead as the army (will only) come as reinforcement,” said Aidi.

Yesterday, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the army will be mobilised on Sunday to assist police with the MCO.

According to him, the carrying out of the MCO will be much better with the involvement of the army as it will add numbers to those on duty.

The deployment of the army is made under Section 5 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

Under the Act, the health minister is given the authority to appoint any government agency to implement the relevant law.