For those who think that they can sneak through the road blocks by train, you are wrong!
A teenager was recently issued a fine of RM5,000 for crossing inter-district borders without a valid travel permit via train at the Penang Sentral Terminal.
As reported by Berita Harian, Seberang Perai Utara District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said that the 19-year-old girl was issued a fine for failing to present a letter of permission or any related documents when the police conducted a SOP compliance operation at the terminal.
He said the operation was conducted at transport terminal after the implementation of the MCO so as to prohibit movement across districts and states. During the operation, the police officers found a couple coming from Bukit Mertajam, which is located in the Seberang Perai Tengah district, into Penang Sentral, in the Seberang Perai Utara district.
“Upon investigation, we found that the 19 year-old boy, came from Kedah before meeting his girlfriend in Bukit Mertajam, to travel together for a job interview with a company in this state,”
“The boy had valid documents for interstate travelling which includes a letter for the interview. However, his girlfriend didn’t have any documents allowing inter-district travel, hence, the police compounded her for her mistake,” he said.
He added that he was satisfied to find that all other passengers had interstate permission letters from the authorities.
If you are trying to sneak into other districts or states via public transport, we advice you to forget about the idea, the police will be waiting for you at the destination.
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