Malaysians Say The Darndest Things!

malaysians say the darndest things!PhotoL The Straits Times

The Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended and we are sure Malaysians are just itching to go outside, just to take in some fresh air.

While there has been high compliance among Malaysians observing the MCO, there are some who try their best to trick the system by coming up with the silliest excuses just to escape from staying at home.

The Star compiled some of them, and we couldn’t stop laughing!

According to Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah, during the early stage of the MCO, despite advising people to stay at home and limit their movement outside, some people especially those living in the outskirts thought it would be a good idea to drive around the city since traffic had cleared up.

“One person who lives in Kajang said he was in KL to buy food,” he said.

Another man was on the way to the bank, although it was almost 11 pm then, he added.

ACP Mohd Fahmi said that thankfully these people complied with police advice without arguing.

Meanwhile, Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan cited an unusual case. Since the government had released orders that allow for only one person from a household to buy essentials items at the supermarket, a husband argued that he had to bring his wife along to shop with him “because only she knew what to get”.

In Bukit Mertajam, Central Seberang Prai Acting OCPD Supt Mohd Mustafa Bidin said there were those who tried to cross the Penang Bridge just to satisfy their cravings for the delicious. famously known nasi kandar in George Town.

“One of them said that he had to deal with his craving for nasi kandar on Penang island.”

While some thought it was a good idea to take a stroll around the island.

“And there was one family who wanted to go ‘jalan-jalan’ on the island. We told them to stay at home,” he said.

While we’re sure people are going out of mind trying to find things to do, surely a quick run to the hardware store for some tools wouldn’t hurt.

“One of the excuses I heard is that someone needed to go out to buy a screwdriver, maybe to repair things at home or DIY work,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador, who heard such naughty excuses conveyed to him from his team on the ground.

According to Hamid, about 110 people had been arrested so far for not obeying the MCO. They were arrested not only for being rebellious but had also threatened and swore at enforcers who tried to advise to stay indoors during the MCO.

“To those who think they are invincible to the disease and want to act tough, don’t be surprised if you are arrested. And please be prepared to spend a few nights in police lock-up,” he said.

Hopefully, that warning would deter the public from the streets. Stay safe and stay home everyone!

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya