Police officer nabbed for flouting RMCO

Photo courtesy Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya

KUALA LUMPUR – A senior police officer was among 227 people detained in operations to check on compliance with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) carried out in Petaling Jaya earlier today.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said that the 39-year-old officer was arrested at about 3 am at an entertainment centre in Kelana Jaya after preventing members of the mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) unit from carrying out RMCO monitoring duties.

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He said that the MPV team went to the entertainment centre after a tip off that the premises was still operating and was full of visitors even though it was approaching 3 am.

“During the incident, the police officer, believed to be a customer of the club, had introduced himself as a senior officer working under the Selangor contingent. However, later, the man uttered provocative words and insults as well as trying to threaten policemen on duty,” he said when contacted today.

Nik Ezanee said that the police officer was then arrested and a check found that he was a police officer working at a district police headquarters in Selangor.

He said that the case was being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing civil servants from carrying out their duties and Regulation 11 (1) Rule 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 for violating the RMCO.

In the early hours operations, raids were carried out at three separate entertainment premises in the district which also saw compounds issued to 227 individuals for flouting the RMCO, he said.

–BERNAMA