Police permission for reunion travel between Peninsula, and Sabah, Sarawak

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By John Isaac

MARRIED couples staying apart need to get police permission if they wish to travel between peninsular Malaysia, and Sabah and Sarawak to meet during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the permission granted by the government today for husbands and wives staying in different states to meet was not automatic.

“They should get police permission first before buying their air tickets (for the interstate travel),” he told a press conference in Putrajaya as reported by Borneo Post.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said Sarawak imposed tighter travel restrictions than that enforced in the peninsula.

“In Sarawak, even inter-district travel is not allowed except with police permission,” he added.

Ismail Sabri said interstate travel is banned under the CMCO, which runs until June 9, except for emergencies, to attend funerals, work and married couples staying far apart.

All travels on these four reasons also need police approval, he said.

He also said police arrested 43 individuals and issued compounds to 356 others for various offences of violating the CMCO yesterday.