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Travellers will face penalties in Perak if they are not fully vaccinated, say cops

IPOH: Those who want to come to Perak must be fully vaccinated or risk getting slapped with a compound notice, says state police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.

He said police would beef up enforcement activities as many Malaysians were expected to visit the state this weekend.

He said two people had already been issued compound notices for the offence between Oct 11 and 14.

“One was found trying to cross districts while the other wanted to cross state borders,” he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 15).

“Movement will be allowed if the people are fully vaccinated,” he said, adding that a total of 111 compound notices have been issued since Monday (Oct 11).

The interstate travel ban was lifted on Monday and Malaysians were expected to take advantage of the long weekend, in conjunction with Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) on Tuesday (Oct 19), to travel around the country.

Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the most common standard operating procedure (SOP) offence committed was the failure to check in at premises.

“We have issued 43 compound notices for this offence.

“This was followed by 40 compound notices for failure to wear face masks,” he said, adding that another offence was dining in while not being fully vaccinated.

He said the police SOP monitoring teams will be observing the situation closely and will not hesitate to issue compound notices to those who fail to comply.

“All district police chiefs have been instructed to beef up enforcement activities and have regular checks at all locations that are expected to be filled with people.

“These included the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, railway stations, R&R areas, picnic areas and tourist spots,” he said.

“There are 417 SOP monitoring teams, consisting of 417 officers and 1,251 rank-and-file policemen, tasked with monitoring observation of SOP in the state.

“Other units involved included police patrol vehicles, motorcycle patrol units and crime prevention patrol teams,” he added.

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