KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — The police arrested 121 people for breaching recovery movement control order (RMCO) rules yesterday, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“PDRM in nationwide operations yesterday arrested 121 individuals for disobeying RMCO instructions. Of that number, a total of 32 individuals were remanded while 87 individuals were issued with compounds.
“Most were arrested for offences including failing to adhere to the SOP and activities that prevent physical distancing. Three individuals were also arrested for violating home quarantine,” he said in a press conference today.
Ismail Sabri, who is also the defence minister, said in total, 65,911 checks were conducted nationwide involving 5,024 enforcement personnel.
He also said the government is looking into complaints about food quality at hotels used as Covid-19 quarantine centres.
He said the matter had already been raised with the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).
“Nadma has taken action. They have changed the food menu based on complaints of poor food quality,” he said when asked about complaints posted on social media about poor-quality food given to those under quarantine.
Ismail Sabri said that from July 24 to August 5, a total of 6,473 individuals returned to Malaysia and were placed at 26 hotels and five government public training institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak and Perlis.
The government reimposed mandatory quarantine at designated centres on all individuals entering the country from July 24 after finding that several people under home surveillance orders had breached isolation.