Army to help enforce MCO from Sunday, says minister


A soldier saluting during the 62nd Merdeka Day parade in Putrajaya on August 30, last year. The army will be deployed to aid police during the movement control order from Sunday. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 20, 2020.

THE army will help the police enforce the movement control order (MCO) from Sunday, said Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The defence minister said the decision was made in a national emergency meeting this morning.


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  • Good move. All the best

    Posted 1 year ago by Dato Radha

  • Seeing soldiers on the streets may spark another panic buying.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim

    • look like it is more than just enforcing MCO!

      Posted 1 year ago by CHEH Liang Mok

  • WHY WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY??? If people doesnt know how to behave

    Posted 1 year ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Do we really need the Army to get involved? Yes we need their healthcare assets but not their active combatants. We are fighting a virus, not an external incursion so why deploy the army??? As far as I know, there have not been any public disorder or mass demonstration. The police is doing their jobs despite their initial hiccups. We do not want to set a precedent where the army is deployed at the slightest excuse like parents taking their children to playground etc...Mind you, this is not a total lockdown which means people can still go out to run necessary chores like buying food. The key is to practice good hygiene and personal care. Can the army teach people to do that???

    Posted 1 year ago by Super Duper

  • Better enforce curfew if army need to be employed. Virus could be more devastating than terrorist but bullets can't even kill one virus. So far I think PDRM is doing a good job. Even PM keep revising the level of restriction and tighthening the procedures, what does the Defence Minister expect the soldiers to do? Frighten the rakyat or demonstrating the power of Defence Minister?

    Posted 1 year ago by James Wong

  • Looks like only when the army steps in will the delinquents comply

    Posted 1 year ago by Radhika Sathya