On the morning of Thursday, 21 May, three cyclists decided to indulge in some interstate cycling activity for undisclosed reasons.
Their decision soon landed them in trouble with police and Rela personnel amidst the ongoing conditional restrictions on movement.
The cyclists — in sportswear and safety gears — were cycling from Ampang in Selangor to Jelebu in Negeri Sembilan. They were crossing state borders without travel permission from any authority.
Aged between 30 and 40, the cyclists — all men — were detained at the entrance of Kampung Chennah at about 10am on Thursday, New Straits Times reported on Friday evening, 22 May.
When caught, they couldn't offer a reasonable explanation
According to Jelebu District Police Chief Deputy Superintendent Maslan Udin, when the police personnel patrolling the area enquired the trio, they failed to furnish a reasonable explanation.
Now they each have to pay RM1,000 fine
They have been charged under Section 25 Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
The trio are required to pay their compound at the Jelebu district Health Centre by 3 June.
However, if they fail to do so, police will take legal action against them.
Meanwhile, Maslan reminded that interstate travel, without the permission of the police, is still not permitted amidst the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). It also includes cycling.
Prior to this, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob issued orders to ban all interstate travel amidst people trying to balik kampung:
During his daily press brief, Dr Noor Hisham said that the Ministry of Health is "mainly concerned about the upcoming festive season":