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Cop's wife fined for visiting him at roadblock

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a policeman, who had visited her husband while he was manning a roadblock near Dengkil, has been issued a RM2,000 compound for breaching the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0.

Putrajaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ali said the incident, which took place on May 13, had caused controversy and public outrage after it went viral.

He said an investigation revealed that the policeman and his family lived in Putrajaya.

"His wife and children came in two cars to hand him Raya goodies as he was on duty that morning.

"However, claims that they had broken SOP by having more than three people in one car were untrue.

"No compounds were issued for this as they had travelled
in two vehicles," he said yesterday.

However, he said a compound was issued against the policeman's wife for breaking the MCO 3.0 SOP by visiting her husband at the roadblock.

"It appears that the woman was just providing moral support for her husband by giving him food on Aidilfitri morning.

"Nevertheless, public safety precedes the needs of the few.

"We do not want others to use this incident as an excuse to do the same by visiting personnel on field duty, be it on Raya or any other day."

Police, he said, would not compromise on any breach and would take action against anyone, even a member of the force, if there was evidence of wrongdoing.

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