[UPDATE] Police Identified Woman Who Escaped EMCO Area In Sabah


Police have identified the woman who sneaked out of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) locality in Bandaran Berjaya near here by slipping through the barbed wire fence.

"We have identified (the woman involved)," Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali told BERNAMA.

Hazani said police received a report on the incident after a video recording on the TikTok application went viral on social media.

police looking for woman who escaped emco area in sabahPhoto via NST


Police are looking for a woman who escaped from an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area in Sabah, by slipping underneath the barbed wire placed around Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu. 

According to NST, the area is among those placed under the EMCO until July 25th. 

The 31-second TikTok video which was taken at 8:30 pm on Monday (July 12th), showed the woman wearing a white shirt and jeans crawling under the wire and fleeing to the next building. 

The owner of the video could be heard saying in the footage that it was dangerous and that assistance would be given during the implementation of the EMCO. 

He also warned the woman not to escape and told her food baskets had already been distributed for the residents. 

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said police received a report after the footage went viral on social media and are now tracking the woman down.


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He also urged those with information to come forward to assist the investigation.

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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat