Following the ban on inter-district and interstate travel, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has set up several road blocks to stop the citizens from travelling without a valid reason.
According to Bernama, this had caused a massive traffic jam at the Sungai Besi toll plaza heading towards Kuala Lumpur. It is reported that some were stuck in the jam for three hours as they waited to pass a police roadblock.
As reported, tensions are running high and several drivers got out of their cars to argue with the police. The drivers claiming that their cars were running out of petrol and engines were overheating.
One of the drivers decide to get out of the traffic, however, he was stuck in the 2km long traffic and there is no way to turn his car around.
In the video, the police officer said “Even if you are angry at me, I can’t do anything,” and the crowd then replied in unison, “We’re not angry, we’re trying to negotiate.”
Later that day, Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim confirmed that the massive traffic at the Sungai Besi toll plaza lasted 3 hours from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
He said that the traffic was much smoother after 10 a.m. once the police on duty had relaxed the inspections at the roadblock. He added that the roadblock was set up following the government’s decision to ban interstate and inter-district travel throughout the whole country starting 10 May.