: The public seems to be still desperate to return to their hometowns for raya when 1,243 vehicles were ordered to turn around in cross-border attempts on the first day of Syawal celebration yesterday.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the number showed an increase compared to Saturday's 1,158 cross-border attempt cases.
He said the state of Selangor remained with the highest number of cases with 685, followed by Negeri Sembilan and Pahang with 133 and 72 cases respectively.
"The police will certainly take stern action against those who try to cross the state borders without permission including issuing compounds to the offenders.
"The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has issued 214 compounds at roadblocks, including 14 for cross-border travel against those who had already reached their villages," he said in a daily press conference here on Monday.
As of yesterday, Ismail Sabri said the PDRM had arrested 470 individuals, 87 of whom were remanded while 23 others released on bail for breaching the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Meanwhile, a total of 162 roadblocks were conducted with 127,552 vehicles inspected nationwide.