Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31  — The number of individuals caught for defying regulations under the Recovery Movement Control Order(RMCO) yesterday increased to 253, from 84 on Saturday, said Senior Minister  (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. 

Out of the total, he said, 219 were issued compound fines, 32 were held in remand and two released on bail.

“The  offences were for involvement in pub / nightclub activities (116),failure to provide equipment to register the entry and exit of customers (23), not wearing a face mask (26), premises operating beyond the time permitted (two) and trespassing at quarantine centres (two).

“They were also cases for involvement in activities that make social distancing difficult (70), failure to pay quarantine charges (one) and involvement in gambling activities (13), ” he said in a statement on the development of RMCO today.

Ismail Sabri said 64,929 inspections, involving 17,765 personnel,  were conducted to ensure compliance with the prescribed SOP at supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks, government offices, government offices, as well as land, air and sea transport terminals.

On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said the police mounted 63 roadblocks nationwide 27,yesterday and inspected 27,197 vehicles to curb the entry of illegal immigrants, especially along rat trails. 

However, no arrest was made, he added.

Meanwhile, he said a total of 20,455 individuals have returned to Malaysia through the international border entrance and placed under quarantine at 73 hotels and four public training institutes (ILA), since July 24 until yesterday.

Of the total, 8,917 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine, 56 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment and 11,482 were allowed to go home, he added.

He said they were the ones who had returned from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirate, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Ismail Sabri said 220 checks were also conducted by the police on individuals under mandatory quarantine and all of them were found to have adhered to the stipulated SOP.

He said checks were also conducted by enforcement officers from the Domestic Trade Consumer Affairs Ministry on the supply of 12 types of goods at 1,264 business premises, with 1,196 of them found to have adhered to the prescribed SOP.

Thirty-three premises were issued advice and 25 others issued warning for violating the SOP, he added.



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