MCO begins in Perak with launch of ‘Ops Payung’

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IPOH: Police have launched ‘Ops Payung’ by setting up umbrella beat bases at wet markets and shopping malls to ensure that members of the public do not flout the standing operating procedures (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

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Perak has been placed under the MCO beginning today until Feb 4.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said Ops Payung would be a reminder to the people that the authorities are there to monitor SOP compliance among them.

“Ops Payung, which begins today, is being conducted at strategic wet markets and shopping malls here. We want to bring a message to the people that they need to comply with the SOPs during this MCO period.

“We found that there are still many people out there who are not wearing their masks properly as well as not practising physical distancing.

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“We are committed to ensuring that the public adhere to standard operating procedures. We are also not hesitant to issue compounds,” he told reporters after checking a roadblock in Jalan Kuala Kangsar here, today.

For wet markets, Ops Payung has been launched at Pasar Kampung Tawas, Pasar Buntong, Pasar Kampung Rapat, Pasar Kinta and Pasar Tanjung Rambutan. The police will be there from 8am until 2pm.

Meanwhile, for shopping malls, Ops Payung will be in force at Ipoh Parade, Aeon Kinta City, Aeon Klebang, Aeon Station 18 and Mydin; and the police will be there between 10am and 8pm.

On roadblocks, A. Asmadi said five have been set up at Jalan Kuala Kangsar and Jalan Bercham; as well as at the state’s border along Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands, Jelapang Plaza Toll (northbound and southbound).

“A total of 188 personnel from various agencies will be manning the roadblocks during one shift,” he added.- NST

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