Out in The Streets

SHAH ALAM: Out in the streets. The military has begun deploying their units to the streets today to assist the police in ensuring the public obey the Movement Control Order enforced since March 18 to March 31. The military was deployed as part of the whole government approach in ensuring the MCO as part of the battle against COVID-19 pandemic.

And before you get knickers twisted, the military has only deployed some 7,500 personnel nationwide, as announced by the CDF. The 7,500 personnel are part of the 50,000 strong force deployed for the MCO,including the police, Rela, local authorities enforcement officers and even civil defence personnel.

A soldier manning road block at Jalan Ampang today. Markas ATM

Of course the military personnel deployed are carrying their rifles, M4s, as does the police. armed either with their service handguns or sub-machine guns. Only RELA and enforcement officers will not be armed as they are never equipped with firearms, almost 99 per cent of the time.

So what are these personnel doing when they are deployed? Well according to Defence Minister Ismail Sabri”

The Malaysian Armed Forces will be helping the police in patrol duties, conducting road blocks, monitoring hospitals, rural and border areas and other high risk public areas. Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) akan membantu Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dalam mengadakan rondaan, sekatan jalanraya, mengawal hospital dan sempadan, kawasan luar bandar dan kawasan-kawasan awam yang berisiko tinggi.

• RELA and Civil Defence personnel are also helping to conduct similar duties in rural areas. Bantuan pihak Jabatan Sukarelawan Malaysia (RELA) dan Angkatan Pertahanan Awam (APM) juga digerakkan terutamanya di kawasan luar bandar.

• The police has established a special committee to ensure the effectiveness of the joint operations. PDRM telah menubuhkan satu Jawatankuasa Khas (Special Task Force) bersama ATM, RELA dan APM. SOP penglibatan bersama agensi akan ditentukan oleh Jawatankuasa Khas ini.

• The government hoped the joint enforcement will ensure proper compliance of the public. Kerajaan berharap penglibatan bersama ini dapat meningkatkan lagi kesedaran dan pematuhan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan dalam kalangan rakyat Malaysia.

The public is advised not to be taken in by pictures of tanks and armoured personnel carriers in the streets. This is fake news. Rakyat dinasihatkan supaya jangan percaya dengan gambar-gambar yang tular memaparkan kononnya kereta kebal dan kereta perisai ATM bergerak di atas jalan raya. Ini merupakan tindakan yang tidak bertanggungjawab oleh pihak yang ingin menimbulkan keresahan pihak awam

CDF Gen Affendi Buang checking a road block manned by soldiers at Jalan Ampang today. Markas ATM

— Malaysian Defence

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