The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will set up roadblocks around the country in key sites, reports The Star. barriers are to be put in place as a precaution to guarantee the degree of security, according to Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
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"The move to set up roadblocks is part of the efforts by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to prevent crime by increasing the level of omnipresence to guarantee the level of public safety and order. For the comfort of road users and the smoothness of traffic, there will be no roadblocks during peak hours. The public is asked to cooperate in complying with the instructions given when passing through roadblocks, especially outside peak hours, he added.
Assuring that the degree of security is under control, Acryl Sani also encouraged the public to not worry about going about their everyday business. Acryl Sani already issued a public warning, according to previous media reports, urging people not to use social media to provoke or instigate any situations that would endanger the peace and safety of the public.
Following the announcement of the 15th General Election (GE15) results, according to Acryl Sani, the action was discovered when multiple indivduals were seen uploading material that appeared to be offensive to royal institutions and touch on racial and religious feelings. If any party is seen seeking to create a situation that threatens public safety and order, they may be subject to strict action under the Communications and Multimedia Commission Act of 1998, the Sedition Act, and the Penal Code.
No officials words yet on when the roadblock will be dissolved.