KL police mounting roadblocks at nine locations

Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge

Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Police are mounting roadblocks at nine locations here beginning today following the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur from May 7 to 20.

Among the locations for the roadblocks are Jalan Sentul Pasar, in front of Kepong police station, Jalan Klang Lama, Jalan 2/27A Wangsa Melawati, Jalan 1/91 Taman Shamelin Perkasa and Bukit Jalil highway.

Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Yong Lei Choo said police are tightening the roadblocks to prevent unauthorised inter-district travel.

“There will also be roadblocks on the Kuala Lumpur-bound side of the Federal Highway, Kuala Lumpur-bound side of Jalan Duta toll plaza, and Kuala Lumpur-bound side of Sungai Besi toll plaza,” she said in a statement today.

Yong said checks and patrols by compliance teams and patrol units would be intensified to ensure the MCO was implemented comprehensively.

Anyone with enquiries or information can call the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.

In Petaling Jaya, district police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said police would be conducting two additional roadblocks during the MCO period from May 6 to 17.

The new roadblock locations are at Federal Highway and Taman Kannagapuram under the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

“The roadblock at the Federal Highway began at 4pm today while that at Taman Kannagapuram will begin at 12.01am (after midnight tonight),” he said in a statement today.

Mohamad Fakhrudin said the existing roadblocks in Petaling Jaya are at the Sungai Buloh, Kota Damansara, Damansara and Tol Subang toll plazas.