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Almost 2,500 Vehicles Stopped Over The Weekend For Trying To Balik Kampung

Almost 2,500 Vehicles Stopped Over The Weekend For Trying To Balik Kampung

Kirat Kaur

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Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob revealed that nearly 2,500 Malaysians attempted to balik kampung over the weekend.

At the daily Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) briefing today, he revealed that 156,096 vehicles were stopped and examined at 148 roadblocks at state borders.

Surprisingly, many more people still want to balik kampung.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Defence Minister.
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister (Defence).
(Credit: Bernama via Malay Mail)

Yesterday on 17 May (Sunday) 1,175 vehicles tried to cross state borders to balik kampung. However, PDRM instructed these vehicles to turn back.

The day before, 1,248 vehicles were ordered to turn back by the authorities.

Cumulatively, 2,423 vehicles over the weekend were stopped.

Ismail Sabri then said he hoped that Malaysians will refrain from interstate travel to balik kampung.

Yesterday, the minister stated that police will issue compounds from today to those caught violating the CMCO.


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