There will be no more warnings for those individuals who are not fully vaccinated and were found attempting to interstate travel.
According to Berita Harian, Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department Director, CP Datuk Hazani Ghazali said that the police will stern action against those who were found to have violate the standard operating procedures (SOPs) on interstate travel.
He added that the police will carry out random checks at crowded locations such as rest and recreation (R&R) stops and shopping malls to ensure that people who are not fully vaccinated will not take advantage of the situation.
“Surprise inspections will be done from time to time to ensure that individuals without vaccines do not take the opportunity to return to their hometowns.” he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the government has already stated that only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to travel interstate, and the public should abide with that.
“The matter of SOP compliance has been reminded since last year. There are times we have to be stern.”
“This time, the police will not give any more warnings but will continue to issue compounds to those who travel interstate without complete vaccination.”
Hazani also mentioned that although there will be no designated roadblocks to control interstate movement, other roadblocks and operations such as Op Benteng will remain in place to tackle criminal activities and SOP violations.
Meanwhile, the police in Kedah have set up special teams to conduct checks at public areas such as supermarkets, restaurants, and R&R stops to ensure that only fully vaccinated individuals are in the premises.
The Kota Setar District Police Chief, ACP Ahmad Shukri Mat Akhir said if people are found violating the SOP, action will be taken according to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), Astro Awani reported.