Police Will Make Rounds During Deepavali To Ensure Compliance With SOPs


With the CMCO being extended until 6 December for most states, the police will make ‘house visits’ in residential areas in for the upcoming Deepavali celebrations, making sure SOPs are being met.

Senior Minister Ismail Sabri said that no roadblocks will be mounted at each residential areas, but patrols will be carried out similar to that during Hari Raya Aidilfitri period.

“We have fixed a maximum of 20 people per house and if there are more and flouting the SOP, action will be taken,” he said.

Senior Minister Ismail Sabri. source: CodeBlue

Ismail Sabri also said that wedding ceremonies and other social gatherings are still not allowed in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

The SOPs for Muslim solemnisation of marriage is also expected to be revealed soon by Minister of Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri. Most likely only nikah (solemnisation ceremony) will be allowed.

“But this will be only for Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur while other states are welcome to adopt it after receiving consent from the respective Rulers,” he added.