Police to use drones to check Raya SOP compliance in residential areas

Bukit Aman is urging the public to report any SOP violation spotted in their residential areas during Hari Raya Aidilfitri. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 11, 2021.

POLICE will use drones to monitor standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance in residential areas during Aidilfitri throughout the movement-control order period.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department (Operations) M. V. Sri Kumar said the drones will ensure SOP violations are detected.

“Its use, however, will be subject to the request of district police chiefs in the state,” he told Bernama, adding that for high-rise residential areas, police will check the visitors’ logs at the premises.

“At the same time, the public is advised to report any SOP violation during Aidilfitri festivities that happen in their residential areas to the police,” he added.

When asked about roadblocks at district and state borders, Sri Kumar said there are no exemptions as checks will be conducted there.

He said police would instruct those without completed documents to cross state or districts to turn back, while any SOP violation will be issued compounds.

He said actions taken by police were not meant to pressure the public but to enforce existing rules and regulations. – Bernama, May 11, 2021.

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