Ismail Sabri explained that the Armed Forces would only help the police in carrying out roadblocks, patrol in urban areas, including markets and hospitals, while also working closely with the Civil Defence Force (APM) and RELA.

“Their deployment includes control at entry points and border areas, as well as high-risk locations. Apart from the military, we have also secured the assistance from 1,462 members of RELA and about 3,000 members of APM. A committee chaired by the police will convene a meeting from time to time to increase the deployment of RELA members,” he said.

The minister said local authorities, such as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall in the capital, or any municipal or district council would also help monitor MCO compliance at public places, especially at morning markets and supermarkets nationwide.

On the participants of the tabligh gathering at Sri Petaling Mosque recently, Ismail Sabri said the police had successfully located almost 9,000 of them so far and they, as well as their family members, are requested to get tested for COVID-19 at any nearby clinic or hospital.

The same advice also goes to non-Malaysian participants of the gathering, he added.



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