Follow SOPs or face MCO — no more warnings

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PUTRAJAYA: There will be no more advice and warnings for those who violate standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the conditional movement control order (CMCO), with offenders facing the risk of legal action from now on. 

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government had decided on this today, and has also issued this reminder: Comply with SOPs under the CMCO or get ready for the movement control order (MCO) to be reintroduced once again. 

He said this was after the police notified that there have many cases of SOP non-compliance nationwide. 

“As such, the police have been given the authority to take legal action against those who violate the SOPs under the CMCO,” he said the at the daily media briefing on CMCO developments here today. 

He said those who violate regulations under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) can be fined a maximum RM1,000 or six months’ imprisonment, of both if convicted. – Bernama