Friday, July 16, 2021

MCO roadblocks

Surprise visitor for Jebungan roadblock in Mukah

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...

Two local teens arrested for trying to smuggle in Indonesians

KUCHING: An attempt by two local teenagers to bring in four Indonesians illegally into Sarawak was thwarted on Thursday (July 1). Lundu OCPD DSP Damataries Lautin said the duo, along with the illegals, were stopped by People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela)...

JaPen’s ‘Info on Wheels’ programme gathers pace

KUCHING: The Sarawak Information Department's (JaPen) ‘Info on Wheels’ (IOW) programme is now also being conducted at roadblocks and vaccination centres (PPV). Donations in the from of food and drinks are also being given to frontliners throughout the movement control...

Drinks for policemen at roadblocks in Miri

KUCHING: Miri City Council members (MCC) handed over five cartons of 100 Plus drinks each to police officers at five police roadblocks in Miri yesterday (June 10). The beverages are handed over by MCC, Mayor Adam Yii together with Cr...

Approval letters, permits valid

KUCHING: Employees who have already obtained police permits and authorisation letters from their employers can use them at police roadblocks, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. "These permits and letters remain valid, and...

Seven errant motorists issued compounds

MUKAH: Seven compounds were issued to individuals for flouting the movement control order (MCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) at the Jebungan roadblock here on Tuesday (June 1). Mukah district police chief DSP Muhamad Rizal Alias said the compounds were issued...

Sibu police set up another roadblock

SIBU: Police have set up another roadblock (SJR) along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman throughout the movement control order (MCO) period. Sibu OCPD ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, in confirming this, said four checkpoints had been set up around the town. "The existing...

Cops erect 14 roadblocks in Kuching

KUCHING: Police here have set up 14 roadblocks throughout the movement control order (MCO). District police chief Asst Comm Ashmon Bajah said the roadblocks will focus on inter-district areas and strategic urban routes around Kuching city. A total of 791 officers including the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), State Enforcement and Security Unit (UKPN) and local authorities will be enforcing the MCO standard operating procedures (SOPs). “Eight roadblocks have already been set up previously and an additional six more roadblocks were also added to the total. "Among the six additional roadblocks are two mobile roadblocks that have also been set up specifically to control movement in urban areas,” he said when met at a roadblock here on Tuesday night (June 1). The six additional roadblocks will be set up in strategic locations according to the current needs. “Within 24 hours on May 31, a total of six individuals were compounded. Among the offences  were exceeding the total number of individuals allowed in the vehicle, attempts to cross districts and public gatherings," said Ashmon. He said the Kuching District police headquarters’ special Covid-19 monitoring team will also step up monitoring in industrial areas based on public tipoffs. Ashmon warned that police will not compromise in issuing compounds against individuals or premises found guilty of SOP noncompliance.

Stopped right on their tracks!

MUKAH: Seven individuals were caught red-handed for standard operating procedure (SOP) violation when attempting to travel across districts, here yesterday (June 1). Mukah police chief Deputy Superintendent Muhamad Rizal Alias said today (June 2) the compound was issued between 7am and 3pm at a roadblock in Kampung Jebungan, here. He said the offenders were compounded for having more than the designated amount of passengers in a vehicle as well as failure to provide inter-district travel permits issued by the police. "Six compounds were issued for carrying passengers in excess of the set limit of two persons in a vehicle. "One compound was issued for failure to provide travel permits from the police for inter-district movement," he said, adding that all offences were under Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas)(No.2) 2021. Muhamad Rizal said stricter enforcement will be implemented, including issuing compounds to individuals flouting the SOPs throughout the duration of the movement control order (MCO). He also reminded the people to first obtain their inter-district travel permit from the police before attempting to cross districts.

Vehicles on roads drop by 70%

SHAH ALAM:  Vehicle movement on roads dropped by around 70 percent on the first day of the total lockdown that began today (June 1), Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said. He hoped the situation would continue as it would...
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Mobile vaccination reaches Penan settlement

KUCHING: The mobile vaccination team under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) has reached the Penan settlement in Lusong...
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