GEORGE TOWN – 24 people were arrested after being caught queuing up to buy nasi lemak in the wee hours of the morning despite the Movement Control Order being implemented.

The incident happens at 2 am, the police spotted a large group of the individual while doing a patrol in the area near the side of a kampung house in rural Mukim 3, Sungai Pinang.

Those arrested are aged between 13 to 40, according to the police, the reason why they are outside is that they were craving for nasi lemak. The 23-year-old nasi lemak vendor was also being detained.

Southwest district police chief A Anbalagan said the vendor orders to close shop by 8 pm daily.

Aside from violating the MCO, the seller also did not possess any business operating license from the local council. The arrests will be investigated under Rule 11 (1) Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020, with a penalty of RM1,000 fine or jail time.

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