Three arrested for trying to flee roadblock

THREE tabligh members, including one suspected of having attended the recent rally at the Seri Petaling Mosque, were arrested while trying to flee from a roadblock on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah near here yesterday.

Shortly after they were detained at about 6.30pm, police escorted the trio, aged between 27 and 56 years, to the Bayan Baru Health Clinic to undergo COVID-19 screening.

“Initial investigation found that one of the three men admitted that he had attended the event at the Sri Petaling Mosque but did not go for health screening upon returning home, ” said Barat Daya district police chief Supt A.A. Anbalagan.

Meanwhile, police have opened an investigation paper in connection with a doctor said to have violated the movement control order (MCO) when he refused to leave a recreational park here after being advised to do so by Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers.

Timur Laut district police chief ACP Soffian Santong said in the 6pm incident, the man, in his 60s, was jogging at Taman Bandaraya before the MBPP officers spotted him.

“However, the private clinic doctor refused to leave, saying that he had the right to stay healthy and the park was a public area.

“The MBPP officers then lodged a police report over the incident,” said ACP Soffian. – Bernama

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