Agong checks out KL city at night, under MCO Phase 3

We’re now a month now into the movement control order (MCO) that was enacted to break the novel coronavirus’ chain of transmission. The MCO has been extended twice, and the current third phase of the “lockdown” will go on until April 28.

We can’t go out at night during the MCO, and there are no good reasons to be out and about anyway, with food and grocery shops closed at 8pm. The police has come down hard on those who loiter of drive around at night in phase three of the MCO, which started two days ago.

The cops are also mounting more roadblocks to stem the flow, as traffic has reportedly increased of late. No more slap on the wrist RM1,000 saman, it’s straight to the police station now.

To see for himself the situation in the city under the MCO, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah took a car ride around Kuala Lumpur yesterday night and gave his thumbs up. Wearing a mask, our king and armed forces commander-in-chief rolled down the windows for a spot of fresh night air. The video ended with YDPA waving to screen.

Agong checks out KL city at night, under MCO Phase 3

The 18-second video was posted on the Istana Negara Instagram page with the following caption:

His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong went for a drive earlier tonight around the city of Kuala Lumpur, to observe the compliance level during Phase 3 of the Movement Control Order.

His Majesty reiterated his support for the government’s efforts in implementing Phase 3 of the MCO. His Majesty hopes that Malaysians would prioritise their health and stay at home to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and was satisfied and pleased with the cooperation given by the people in ensuring the wellbeing of the nation.

His Majesty continues to pray for success in combating the spread of this pandemic.

There you have it, from the king himself – think of your health and stay at home to minimise risks. Al-Sultan Abdullah previously made a surprise visit to roadblocks manned by the police in KL and has repeatedly urged his subjects to follow the MCO and stay at home.

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  • S.Ibrahim on Apr 17, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Daulat Tuanku! Making sure everyone stay indoors or pancung their kepala!

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    • Bunga lawang on Apr 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Excellent idea our Raja! With this Game-Changing death sentence, 100% that there will be no more people going out just to lepak and minum teh 20X. If people are still going outdoor with stupid reasons, the Game Over Covid-19 pandemic will stay with us and will not be over

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  • vivizurianti on Apr 17, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Tuanku with the heart of Rakyat! If can kirim sedikit makanan for abang-abang polis, army kerja at roadblocks.

    Night time pretty cold, sometimes raining. Some warm food in the tummy make working more tolerable.

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  • Please show good example

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    • Danny Tay on Apr 18, 2020 at 2:29 am

      Have he shown it differently?

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    • alldisc on Apr 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      His Majesty is the Agong. Leader of the country. You okay with that?

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    • Muhammad Qasim on Apr 19, 2020 at 4:08 am

      He is the Constitutional Monarch and the Head of State of Malaysia. He is also Commander-in-Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces. He have all the power and duty as our YDPA. Here, is performing his duty as YDPA.

      Your sarcasm is not welcomed here in Malaysia.

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  • Ben Yap on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    i also want to drive around in the city to observe the compliance level of MCO.

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    • History Bender on Apr 20, 2020 at 12:04 am

      YDPA is responsible for the well being of his subjects so he goes out because he is concerned. What about you?

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