When the government announced the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), a lot of Malaysians took the opportunity to travel across states and balik kampung
to celebrate Hari Raya.
This is evident by the number of vehicles turned away by the police on 16 May:
However, if you're one of those who managed to sneak back to your hometown (tsk!), don't celebrate too soon, because the police might be tracking you down.
No running away
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador told The Star Online
that the authorities will be crashing the homes of those suspected of making interstate Hari Raya balik kampung
IGP Abdul Hamid said the police and Armed Forces will be taking the interstate travel ban very seriously.
Aside from conducting roadblocks near the highways, the police will be checking housing areas and villages to track down those who have flouted the CMCO.
On top of that, they will also be checking on vehicles to see if they have a valid permit to travel interstate.
"The police have its own records of permits issued to individuals and their vehicles, for interstate travel," IGP Abdul Hamid was quoted as saying.
If you're unlucky to get caught, you will be investigated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and Police Act 1967.