Three Army Personnel With Quarantine Wristbands Caught Out And About In Sibu

They had failed to explain why they went to public places while undergoing quarantine.

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Three members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) stationed at an army camp in Sibu were recently arrested for flouting self-quarantine

According to Malay Mail, Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed the arrest and said that the three army personnel are between the ages of 23 and 28.

He also added that they are from Kelantan, Melaka, and Johor.

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Image via Firdaus Latif/Malay Mail

The men were found out and about at Jalan Channel before they were apprehended by the police

"Members of the public saw the three of them in a white Proton Saga while wearing quarantine wristbands at Jalan Channel," said Stanley in a statement to Harian Metro.

"Police were then notified of their presence in public and a team of officials was sent out to identify them."

Police checks found that the army personnel had just returned to Sibu from Peninsular Malaysia and they were wearing white wristbands issued by the Ministry of Health.

Stanley also added that they had failed to explain why they went to public places while undergoing quarantine.

Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit.

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The case is being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 22(B) of Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act) for home quarantine violation

The suspects have been released on bail after preliminary investigations were conducted, as reported by The Borneo Post.

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