10 June 2020
Some 9,000 residents in three neighbourhoods in Bukit Changgang, here, who were placed under the two-week Semi Enhanced Movement Control Order (SEMCO) due to Covid-19 are barred from travelling across state lines.
Kuala Langat district officer Mohd Jusni Hashim said the permission to move interstate under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), which came into force today, does not apply to residents of Taman Langat Utama, Taman Langat Murni and Taman Langat Murni 2.
“They are only allowed to go in and out of their housing areas after obtaining Annexe 17, which is a Release Order, from the Health Ministry.
“They, however, must strictly adhere to the government’s order not to travel to other states as they are currently placed under SEMCO which ends on June 16,” Mohd Jusni told the New Straits Times.
Mohd Jusni, who is also Kuala Langat Disaster Management Committee chairman said as of yesterday, the Covid-19 positive cases there remained at nine.
The results of 4,447 (96 per cent) samples taken from residents have been obtained while 171 (4 per cent) more are pending.
Meanwhile, Kuala Langat police chief Superintendent Azizan Tukiman said no residents from the three neighbourhoods flouted the order so far.
“An offender will be served with a RM1,000 compound under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 if they are caught travelling across state lines.
“Outsiders are also not allowed to come into these areas,” he said.
Azizan added that police will issue permits to residents who have to leave the area solely for emergencies, deaths or health purposes and they must secure the Release Order from the ministry.
The SEMCO in Bukit Changgang involving 1,752 households, imposed on June 2, covers the largest area in the country so far since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
It covers 43.3 ha with a perimeter of 4,100 metres with barb wires measuring 4.1 kilometres installed at the surrounding areas.
The SEMCO was enforced after 24 cleaning workers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) were found positive of Covid-19 on May 28.