SIMUNJAN: The general public has been adhering well to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the current recovery movement control order (RMCO) governing inter-zone travel.
Simunjan district police chief DSP Nixon Joshua Ali said the implementation of a police roadblock between Zone 1 and Zone 2 at Beliong-Triso ferry terminal has been going very well.
Since the implementation on Aug 1, the public’s compliance is satisfactory when travelling between the zones as they have legitimate travel permissions.
“However, there are only a handful who did not obtained police permission when travelling.
“Hence, we instructed them to turn back to get permission from any of the nearby police stations,” he said when asked on the current inter-zone roadblock situation in Simunjan area.
Nixon pointed out that the police are very serious about SOP non-compliance and they will not comprise if anyone fails to comply with it.
Should the need to travel between zones is urgent; the public are strongly advised to apply for a travel permit from the police first.
“It would be better if they are able to reduce their travels within two weeks (Aug 1 to 14) unless it is for serious matters,” he told.
He noted that the Simunjan roadblock is manned by six personnel and one senior officer per shift and the assignments are static for 24-hours.