Surprise visitor for Jebungan roadblock in Mukah

Lt Gen Dato’ Mardzuki (second left) hands over a momento to Muhamad Rizal as others look on.

MUKAH: Army personnel manning the movement control order (MCO) Jebungan Roadblock here together with the police and others received a surprise visit by their commander on Wednesday (July 14).

Panglima Medan Timur Tentera Darat Lt Gen Dato’ Mardzuki Muhammad said his visit to MCO Jebungan Roadblock was to check on how it was carried out.

He said it is understood that the roadblock was mounted by the police and assisted by the army and other agencies.

“The army has been serving at the roadblock here since June 14, and we are always ready when mobilise to cooperate with the police in helping to reduce Covid-19 infection,” he said.

According to him, the roadblock was meant to control the movement of people in and out amid Covid-19 pandemic so that we could halt the spread of virus infection.

He added there was no problem for the army to implement the order that has been given to them.

Mardzuki thanked the police and army personnel and other agencies serving at the roadblock here, and he hoped they would serve well as Covid-19 pandemic had been getting worse now.

While giving some words of encouragement, he also advised them to take care of themselves so that they would not be infected by Covid-19.

Earlier the army commander visited Teratak Imban at Rajang Security Command (Rascom) Camp in Sibu.

Panglima Divisyen Pertama Infantri Malaysia Maj Gen Dato’ Dzulkafli Mustaffa,  Panglima Briged Ke-31 Infantri Malaysia Brig Gen Abdul Zaidi Abdul Majis, Panglima Briged Kesembilan Brig Gen Shamshor Jaafar and Mukah district police chief DSP Muhamad Rizal Alias also attended the event.

Mardzuki then proceeded to Bintulu through Balingian-Kuala Tatau-Bintulu coastal road.