It’s Day 42 of the Movement Control Order and as of now, netizens can be split into two groups, one who has settled into a quarantined life and another group are those who still choose to deliberately violate the MCO. Unless you have an absolute emergency or if you’re out getting essentials, there’s no reason for you to be going out at all. These people who got arrested probably missed the memo.
13 men including a barber were arrested in Jalan Mengkuang, Butterworth yesterday for getting a haircut. Sinar Harian reported that the police received information from the public that there was a barber premise operating in secret before they raided the shop at 3.30pm.
Seberang Perai District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said that the 13 men, aged 20-40 were all arrested in violation of the MCO.
“They were found to be in violation of the MCO and also the owner of the premise allowing customers to come and get a haircut.”
The case is currently being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code and Regulations (11) of the 1 Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Local Area of Infections) 2020.
Getting a haircut is NOT A NECESSITY! We can all look messy if it means we get to keep the country safe and get rid of the Covid-19 virus. The MCO can only end if and only if we all give our full cooperation. If you happen to find any illegal mass gathering that didn’t maintain social distancing, let the authorities know immediately!