Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, announced that the Malaysian military will be assisting the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and other authorities during the Movement Control Order starting this Sunday (22 March 2020). The announcement was made earlier during an official press conference to the members of media (CLICK HERE to watch).
The Movement Control Order which was imposed by the Malaysian government started last Wednesday but there are still folks out there who are ignoring the instructions specifically given to cope with the spread of the deadly Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak.
We’ve seen people ignoring by running businesses, as usual, opening up stalls with visitors having their meals like nobody’s business, having picnics, going on vacations, and many more. We would like to advise the people of Malaysia to be cautious and like the Prime Minister had stated many times before, stay at home.
At the current rate we are at, we are likely to be in the same circumstances as Italy which is the worst country to get hit with COVID-19 outside of China. The Movement Control Order was placed to ensure that the current situation doesn’t get any worse than what our country and its facilities can handle. So please, be mindful and do what’s necessary to take care of your health and everyone else around you.