: The public is advised not to take advantage of the ‘soft’ approach by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) who are still using discretion in enforcing the Movement Control Order.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said enforcement action would be the last resort if the public still persisted in not complying with the order to stay home.
"The threat (of COVID19) outside is real, we should regard our homes as a fort, (and) we shall only leave the fort if necessary.
"For example, if you don’t leave home you can't eat, then you can go out for treatment only and only then we shall leave our fort," he said in an interview in the Buletin AWANI Khas
He said, only a few individuals working in the essential services sector such as cleaning, broadcasting, medicine and food were given relief under the Movement Control Order.
According to Abdul Hamid, workers in these essential services need to get a letter proving they are employees who need to perform their duties.
"They have been reminded to provide an official letter to say the bearer is a staff or an employee on duty besides they are required to show their work pass if they are stopped (by the police),” he added.