Since the first phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) that was implemented on 18 March, the only constant thing that did not change was the roadblocks.
...including our dedicated police officers and armed forces manning the roadblocks all day long, despite the weather, just to make sure that we are all safe at home.
Chief of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador in a statement (7 June) said that they will be halting the roadblocks during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
The only roadblocks that will still be operating are Ops Benteng, to deter illegal immigrants from entering the country, and Ops Mabuk, to curb drunk driving.
In commemorating their last day of manning the roadblocks, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) together with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), removed the barricades at exactly 12am this morning (10 June).
According to the New Straits Times, interstate travel is now allowed, and that there were already cars entering Kuala Lumpur and some even heading towards the east coast to balik kampung.
A group of our dedicated police officers and armed forces contingent even had a special photoshoot together to mark the end of their long journey (almost three months!) which was filled with many sleepless nights, but unforgettable memories.
Photo via Facebook (Viral Media Johor)
Let’s not forget their hard work and sacrifices to ensure that all Malaysians abide by the MCO regulations. Thank you, frontliners for keeping us all safe against this terrible pandemic!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat