Johor cops to focus more on educating public on MCO rules for the next three days

JOHOR BARU: Johor police will beef up its effort to educate the public in adhering to the movement control order within the next three days.

Its chief Datuk Comm Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that after the period, police would not compromise on anyone found to be flaunting rules under the MCO.

“We will be reasonable first by giving warning to the public to please follow the rules but after the period, police would take actions as stipulated under the MCO including issuing compounds, ” he added.

Comm Ayob said this when met after visiting a police roadblock held along Jalan Johor Baru-Ayer Hitam near Skudai here on Wednesday (Jan 13).

He added that on the first day of MCO, the level of public adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOP) among locals was between 97% and 98%.

“However, we will be increasing our presence by adding the number of traffic roadblocks to 51, ” he said adding that there were currently 204 police officers and personnel manning the roadblocks.

Comm Ayob added that police also received help from 35 Rela personnel at the roadblocks, which are held at strategic locations throughout the state.

“We will also be receiving assistance from the Armed Forces, which would be deploying 351 army personnel from the Seventh Brigade, ” he said.

Comm Ayob also said that parts of the roadblocks would also be placed at illegal routes under the Ops Benteng, which is held to stamp out undocumented migrants.

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