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31 people arrested for non-compliance of movement restrictions amid Malaysia’s lockdown

Mobile internet services have been restored in Kargil after 145 days. (Photo: Reuters/Representational image). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

GEORGE TOWN, Mar 27, 2020, Malay Mail. Penang police have arrested 31 people for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO) since March 18, Malay Mail reported.

Penang Police Chief Comm Datuk Sahabudin Abd Manan said out of the 31, five were charged on March 25 and 26.

The five were charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code for voluntarily obstruction of a public servant of his public functions.

The charges were read with Section 7(1) Prevention of control of infectious diseases (Measures within the infected local areas) Regulations 2020.

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