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110 Arrests Made During MCO, Says IGP

110 Arrests Made During MCO, Says IGP

Earlier this morning, the Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has announced that 110 arrests have been made during the movement control order (MCO).

A majority of the arrests were made for the offence of “obstructing a public officer from discharging duties”.

However, because of the MCO, Malaysia has seen a large drop in crime nationwide. There’s up to 70% less crime in general. However, 30% of all the crime committed during the MCO are for crime such as house break-ins and motorcycle thefts.

There have also been 25 arrests made and 11 charges filed in regards to scams concerning face masks during this time period.

As of right now, the police notes that they have a 92% compliance rate with the MCO, a slight increase from 90% just a few days ago.

The police have also set up a total of 1,295 24-hour roadblocks yesterday, checking over 234,000 cars. Right now, there are 42,000 policemen and around 6,000 Armed Forces officers manning those roadblocks.

The police force will be ready for the extension of the MCO until 14th April 2020, with an addition of at least 18,000 officers from PDRM alone ready to serve.

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