Police: Over 2,000 charged in Johor courts over MCO violations so far

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JOHOR BARU: More than 2,000 people in the state have been brought to court for disobeying the movement control order (MCO).
State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said 2,044 individuals have already been charged in court as of Thursday (April 23).
“We have arrested some 53 individuals on Thursday, which has brought the number of arrests in the state to 2,997 people,” he said.
He added that all those arrested would be investigated under two Sections of the Penal Code, which are Section 186 for obstructing a public servant and Section 207 for conducting a malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life.
“They will also be investigated under Rule 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (PCID) (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
“They will also face charges under Section 22(b) of the PCID 1998 and Rule 3 of the PCID (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020,” he said.
He added that the former carries a penalty of imprisonment of up to two years and a fine, while the latter carries a fine of up to RM1,000.
Comm Ayob added that police will be enforcing stricter action to those who are still found to be non compliant to the restriction.
He also hopes that the public will be cooperative and remain at home to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
For further information, the public can contact the Johor police at 07-2212999 or any nearby police station.
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