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MCO: Stiffer penalties and warrant-less arrests under emergency rules
Published:  Feb 25, 2021 11:26 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 1:18 AM

People who violate movement control order (MCO) restrictions can expect stiffer penalties beginning March 11, under emergency amendments to the legislation meant to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) has been gazetted today, pursuant to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s emergency powers under Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution.

Among others, the compound for offences under the Act was...

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