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Flouting travel ban tops the list of SOP violations in Kelantan

This is followed by the failure to wear a face mask, a lack of equipment for temperature checks and registration, and involvement in activities banned during the MCO.

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Almost half of the compounds issued by police in Kelantan for the violation of SOPs under the movement control order (MCO) involved interstate and inter-district crossings without permits.

Kelantan deputy police chief SAC Abdullah Muhammad Piah said 496 compounds were issued to individuals and premises found to have flouted SOPs from June 1 until yesterday.

“The highest number issued involved interstate and district crossings without letters of consent at 204 compounds,” he told reporters after checking on preparations for the implementation of enhanced MCO at Kampung Pulau Tukang Dollah near Kemumin, Pengkalan Chepa, from tomorrow until July 8.

He said other offences included the failure to wear a face mask (110), a lack of equipment for temperature checks and registration (69), and involvement in activities banned during the MCO (39).

Others failed to observe physical distancing (31), left the house without logical reasons (25), opened business premises beyond the permitted hours (12) and exceeded the number of passengers allowed in vehicles (six).

Abdullah said the police had issued the compounds according to the rates set in the SOPs.

The final decision is up to the state health department, he said, adding that compounds could be appealed within the time set by the government.

On the EMCO in Kampung Pulau Tukang Dollah, Abdullah said 25 personnel from various security agencies would be assigned to control and monitor the area.

“We find the village has four entry and exit routes. All will be blocked from midnight tonight while barbed wire will be installed at one of the routes.

“We hope the 886 residents will comply with the rules and won’t try to leave and come in as they wish,” he added.

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