Malaysian military to enforce nationwide Movement Control Order

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Malaysia’s armed forces will be deployed to help police enforce the nationwide Movement Control Order starting Sunday.

“The Army, Navy and the Air Force will all be streamlined under a working committee in accordance with suitability for deployment around the country,” General Tan Sri Affendi Buang, Chief of Defense Force, told state news agency Bernama Friday.

The deployment of the military aims to “reduce the burden of the police and to effectively ensure public compliance with the movement control order,” he added.

All Malaysian nationals are prohibited from travelling abroad and social, religious and educational gatherings are banned, according to the nationwide Movement Control Order implemented Wednesday.

As of Thursday, Malaysia has 900 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

Source: CNN News

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