At present, Ismail Sabri said the police are taking a prudent approach in advising the public, but he did not rule out the possibility that legal action might have to be taken if the level of public compliance did not improve.
He said police roadblocks, which have been mounted at certain locations starting last night, would be continued.
“Maybe over these first three days, the police will begin with giving advice, but I believe they will opt for more stern actions if the people still hesitate to comply with the order,” he said, adding that 504 roadblocks were mounted nationwide last night, during which 6,135 vehicles were inspected.
Apart from the police, he said RELA personnel had also been deployed to enforce the order, especially in rural areas.
In another development, Ismail Sabri said the police were in the midst of tracking down about 4,000 Malaysians who attended the tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling Mosque but yet to be tested for COVID-19.
On the report that there are 89 Malaysians currently in Indonesia to join a similar gathering, he said they all will be quarantined upon their return to Malaysia.
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