Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

PUTRAJAYA, April 19– A total of 11 temporary prisons for those who violate the Movement Control Order (MCO) will begin operations from April 23, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the government made the decision to have the temporary prisons after consultations with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The Ministry of Health will deploy its health workers at the temporary prisons,” he told a daily press conference on the MCO developments here today.

In addition, he said the number of individuals detained for violating the MCO nationwide dropped to 1,111 yesterday from 1,565 the previous day.

Out of this number, 997 were remanded while 114 on police bail, bringing the cumulative figure of arrests to 14,750.


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