Defence Minister: Those who want to go home, apply for permission via PDRM

PUTRAJAYA – When the Movement Control Order was announced, a lot of people chose to Balik kampung. Now 35 Days in MCO, many of them have expressed their desire to travel back to urban areas. According to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, that those who want to return can now send in their applications to the nearest PDRM station starting April 25th. They may also opt to send online applications in the Gerak Malaysia app.

“Those who want to return can register via the Gerak Malaysia app with the police and Communications and Multimedia Ministry (MCMC) starting Saturday (April 25).” he (Defence minister) added.

The final decision however will be made after May 1, once the approval has been granted by the National Security Council.

The government understands that many want to return home, especially the students that are staying at their respective campuses. With the recent announcement of more relaxed restrictions for public and private transportation, many of the students may choose to return back to their respective hometowns.

Sending public university students back to their hometowns may require buses and those who want to return back to city must do so own their own. The government urged everyone that any plans to travel interstate must file a request to the police for the travel permit. Malaysian police and armed force currently conducted 835 roadblocks nationwide, with 609,411 vehicles checked.

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