Over 26k people detained during MCO so far, says Bukit Aman

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 26,366 people were detained for various violations since the start of the movement control order (MCO), says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

The Bukit Aman CID director said 78% of the people were detained between March 18 and June 9 and have been charged in court.

“Compounds were also issued to 10,875 people, including 3,098 issued at police stations and 1,762 compounds in the field.

“Among the violations of the MCO were Hari Raya visits and not adhering to standard operating procedures,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Wednesday (June 10).

Comm Huzir said 10,134 crime index cases were recorded during the MCO and conditional MCO period between March 18 and June 9 compared to the prior period of Nov 24 to March 17, where 19,014 cases were recorded.

“It showed a drop of 8,880 cases or 46.7% during the MCO and conditional MCO period.

“Overall crime cases showed a stark decrease since the start of the MCO,” he added.

Comm Huzir advised the public to adhere to the SOP during the recovery MCO period, which is in effect until Aug 31.

“Our main objective is to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus so we need the cooperation of all parties,” he added.

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