The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is prepared to conduct house-to-house inspections during Eid celebrations in an effort to ensure that there are no cases of interstate travels without permission.
Senior Minister of Security, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said last year that police would be on the lookout for the number of vehicles at every house, as well as conduct house-to-house inspections during the Aidilfitri celebrations.
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Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director, Abd Rahim Jaafar said the same strategy applied last year will be improved and used as interstate travel is still not allowed following the recent spike in Covid-19 cases.
“We will conduct inspections on whether they have approval letters to travel. Inspections will be done according to several aspects, including the number of vehicles at a certain house,” he said.
Despite placing further restrictions on interstate travel, Abd Rahim did not rule out the possibility that individuals might still travel between states and take advantage of certain situations to bypass the restrictions.
“They might get through. Sometimes it’s not because of their letters but because they’re lucky when there is heavy rain and the relaxation could be exploited in that sense,” he said.
He added that “Our personnel might not be on duty during heavy rain because it endangers them so they have to seek shelter. That is when these people may make their move.”
After imposing tighter restrictions, interstate travel is only permitted for reasons such as work duty, emergencies and deaths involving immediate family members with supporting documents, medications, education, as well as long-distance married couples.
The travel, however, is only allowed from Monday to Thursday.
Seems like it’s another year of not going to open houses :/
Credits to Malay Mail for the initial coverage.