Malaysian govt may withdraw bike convoy permission under RMCO, other freedoms may be restricted


With the implementation of the Restricted Movement Control Order
(RMCO), many Malaysians seem to have forgotten the Covid-19
pandemic is still raging in many parts of the world and has not
been eliminated or eradicated here. This caution seems to have
fallen on deaf ears as many are taking a lackadaisical approach to
prevention measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

This was said by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Deputy Minister
(Security) during a press conference broadcast by
Astro Awani
. Saying the closing of the East Coast Highway (LPT)
over the weekend where
bikers were stopped
and checked was an isolated incident, Sabri
said this was the first occurrence and hoped it would not be
repeated.


“Police will take action against RMCO offences. However, if
this continues to happen and there are mass gatherings, no social
distancing, it is likely we will review the permission (for
motorcycle convoys),” Sabri said. Sabri then gave the example of
RMCO permissions for certain business premises being withdrawn and
said the same could happen to motorcycle convoys.

“Like restaurants or business premises that flout RMCO
standard operating procedures (SOP), there are restaurants there
were closed for not following SOP. I hope motorcycle convoy
participants will adhere to SOP because if too many do not follow
the rules, this will result in all convoys being banned,” said
Sabri.

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Malaysian govt may withdraw bike convoy permission under RMCO,
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Malaysian govt may withdraw bike convoy permission under
RMCO, other freedoms may be restricted