The number of arrests of individuals for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) increased throughout Saturday after registering a decline for three days in a row.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a total of 557 individuals were arrested, of whom 505 were remanded within 24 hours.

" PDRM arrested 557 individuals compared to 386 individuals the day before. It included 505 people who were remanded and 72 released on police bail.

“Yesterday I was feeling happy as the number of arrests has declined for three days but it went back up,” he said at a media conference here today.

Meanwhile, the number of cumulative arrests under the MCO to date was 20,011 individuals.

In addition, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) along with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) have conducted 824 roadblocks nationwide and inspected 446,024 vehicles.

The people are again reminded to abide by the rules that have been enforced throughout the MCO. If found guilty, the police will take appropriate action, especially to arrest and prosecute in court.

Therefore, Ismail Sabri hoped Malaysians would be patient and that any zoning guidelines would be issued by the National Security Council (MKN).