Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Delivering Raya cookies among excuses given for crossing district, state lines, say cops

Petaling Jaya police chief says there are many 'stubborn' road users attempting interstate travel without valid reason who have been told to turn back.

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Police have detected road users using various lame excuses such as sending clothes and Raya cookies to friends in order to travel inter-district and interstate without permission.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said the police have not issued compounds but instead ordered them to turn back.

However, he said compounds would be immediately issued to errant drivers without compromise.

“We have already mounted roadblocks from May 9 and found that thus far, there are still many stubborn road users attempting to do interstate travel without valid reasons. They were ordered to turn back.

“Among their reasons were sending clothes to friends’ houses in Shah Alam, buying goods, taking families for a shopping trip in the Shah Alam area,” he told Bernama after conducting a check at the roadblock at KM34 of the Federal Highway last night.

He said in order to facilitate the movement of traffic during the work day, the police would open additional routes but strict inspections would remain as usual.

Fakhrudin also advised the public to abide by the movement control order issued by the National Security Council.

Checks by Bernama at the Duta toll plaza and Sungai Besi toll plaza found that traffic flow on several main routes in and out of the capital was under control despite some congestion due to strict inspections by the police at the roadblocks.

On Saturday, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that all inter-district and interstate travel would not be allowed from May 10 to June 6 without permission from the police.

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