Flouters of the Movement Control Order who continue to defy the rules and venture out of their homes for some unacceptable reasons have now forced the government to shut ATM machines after a specified time.
Defense Minister, Datuk Ismail Sabri who has been leading the police and armed forces in keeping the MCO in check, has taken this drastic action after receiving feedback from PDRM. According the police, many people caught venturing out after the 8pm curfew were giving excuses of needing to withdraw money at the 24 hour ATM machines. There were those who gallivanting in the middle of the night pretending they needed to withdraw money for urgent needs.
Having had enough of those flaunting the MCO, Sabri has instructed all banks to shut their ATM centres after 8pm and only open them at 8am. This comes after, more traffic were seen of late since the phase 3 was enacted, despite numerous reminders the situation hasn’t reduced forcing the Minister to take this new action. Even as recent as this week, police officers were instructed to stop giving verbal warnings and fines, instead were given full permission to haul offenders straight to the courts if they failed to show proof for their outing. Two days back a group of golfers were apprehended playing at the Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, they were fined and sentenced to 1 day prison.
These people should know better after 5 weeks of MCO on the rules and guidelines, there is no excuse for them to keep breaking the orders and making it tough for the rest of us.