The fasting month starts on 13 April 2021 and before you plan to “balik kampung”, think twice before you do it.
According to Harian Metro, The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has issued a warning that strict action will be taken against any individuals who try to cross state borders to return home for the Ramadhan celebration.
Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director, Datuk Zainal Abidin Kasim said the police would perform strict inspections at every roadblock (SJR) and only those with complete travel documents will be allowed to cross the state.
He believed that there would be an increase in attempts to travel interstate given that Ramadhan is near, which starts on 13 April.
“The public had devised various ways and methods to cross the state borders. Hence, it is PDRM’s responsibility to tighten inspections at roadblocks (SJR) to ensure that no one gets away with it,” he said.
“If one were caught trying to cross the state borders, no advice will be given but legal action will be taken against individuals who were found to be violating standard operating procedures (SOP),” he added.
“Will things remain like this forever? This is because there are people out there who are not taking the SOPs seriously. Together let’s follow the SOPs, so that we will get to “balik kampung” safely.”
Zainal Abidin said that there are about 35 SJR held at every entrance and exit, as well as state borders throughout the country as of to date.
He commented that if the police sees an increase in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, they’ll increase SJR accordingly.