The Movement Control Order (CMO) came into effect three days ago, and you'd think that Malaysians will abide by the rule.
You thought wrong.
Despite desperate pleas
from the Prime Minister, stubborn Malaysians are still refusing to stay home, opting to go lepak
at eateries and mamaks instead.
The situation has gotten so bad, Sabah police have to resort to drastic measures to prevent people from leaving their homes.
Not a laughing matter
The New Straits Times
reported that the Sabah police will not hesitate to arrest anyone who continues to ignore the MCO that was put into effect on Monday (19 March).
District police chief assistant commissioner Habibi Majinji told the daily that the police will first warn ignorant Malaysians and advise them to stay home.
“After that, we will issues warnings to them.
"If they still wander around about without any purpose, police will take action against them as stipulated under the Prevention and Control Infectious Diseases Act 1988,” he was quoted as saying.
To ensure that Malaysians take their warning seriously, Habibi said the police will conduct more roadblocks and intensify police patrols.
You see guys, the police mean business.
“(For Kota Kinabalu), there will be an officer and nine staff working in a shift. I have nine stations.
“The operations will continue until the people understand (and abide by) this order,” he told the daily.
You heard him, guys. Please don't merayau-rayau
and stay at home.