Police to increase roadblocks to prevent interstate travel

By BERNAMA | 7 April 2021

NIBONG TEBAL: The police will increase roadblocks, especially at state border rat trails to ensure people do not take the opportunity to sneak away during the Ramadan period.

Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Zainal Abidin Kasim said stern action would be taken against those who tried to cross state lines without permission.

"If anyone tries to cross state lines without prior permission, the police will not proffer any more advice. Instead, they will immediately take action against the offenders."

"To check such offence, the police will mount more roadblocks. At present, there are 35 roadblocks nationwide, and police will be tightening control at the roadblocks and rat trails," he said after a police function.

On another matter, Zainal Abidin said the police force was still waiting for the remaining 175 units of the Honda Civic 1.8 patrol cars that should have been received last year.

He hoped the Government could expedite the delivery of the patrol cars that are part of a new fleet to replace over 800 cars that have been in use for over five years.