16 October 2020 – Kamunting Correction Centre placed under conditional MCO

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: Kamunting Prison, PRK
Lead People/Agency: National Security Council

Overview: The Kamunting Correction Centre in Taiping is placed under enhanced movement control order (MCO) for two weeks to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/16/covid-19-kamunting-prison-in-taiping-placed-under-two-week-enhanced-mco

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Perak Health Department said 48 out of 52 new COVID-19 cases in the state were from the Taiping prison.