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EMCO at Three Residential Areas Next to Each Other in Ipoh

Some 4,000 residential premises comprising around 16,000 residents at Kampung Dato’ Ahmad Said Tambahan 2, Kampung Sungai Tapah and Kampung Jelapang Baru in Ipoh are involved in the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) implementation starting today (June 6) until June 19.

150 personnel from uniformed bodies comprising Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and more are assigned in the residential localities situated next to each other.

The chief of Ipoh District Police Headquarters (IPD), A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz warned residents who fall in the EMCO locality to refrain from tampering with any structures, especially cutting installed barbed wires.

“The police will not hesitate to take stern action against anyone who does so, as allocated under the Emergency Ordinance.

“With that said, all agencies involved are still in the midst of identifying the number of shortcuts that exist in the rather wide vicinity.

“For now, installation of barbed wires are prioritised for main passageways accessible by vehicles. As such, identified shortcuts so far have been cut off using tapes for the time being.

“Thus, we urge communities of the three residential areas to immediately report any attempts from their neighbours to sneak out,” he told reporters in a media session at the operations control post (PKTK) near the EMCO vicinity earlier today.

A. Asmadi also recommended the usage of Perak Geographical Information System (PerakGIS)’s spatial data map for those who are still unclear about the EMCO borders.

“All that’s needed to be done is to type one’s house address to see if it falls under the EMCO area,” he added.

Head to https://bit.ly/3bGA2NE to refer to the map.

 

Chris Teh

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