67 arrested in past 24 hours in Sarawak for defying MCO

Datuk Aidi Ismail

KUCHING: A total of 67 suspects were arrested throughout Sarawak between 8am yesterday and 8am today for defying the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said all of those arrested had failed to justify their reasons to be on the road or in public places.

He said the highest number of arrest was made in Sibu with 14 suspects, followed by Miri (12), Samarahan (12), Bintulu (seven), Padawan (six), Kuching (five), Lawas (four), Saratok (three), Betong (two), Serian (one) and Marudi (one).

“The suspects comprised 65 males and two females,” he said in a press statement today.

He added that investigations are being conducted under Section 186 of the Penal Code and Regulation 7 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures in the Infected Areas) 2020.

If convicted, the suspects upon conviction can be sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of RM10,000 or both.

“All of those arrested have been released on police bail,” said Aidi.

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