CMCO: Public must have CAAM permit to fly a drone

27 May 2020 / 18:52 H.

PUTRAJAYA: Members of the public who wish to fly a drone during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period must first apply and obtain a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was because the permit will only be issued by the CAAM and not the National Security Council (MKN), Special Committee or even the Special Ministerial Committee.

“So, they (the public) must obtain the approval (permit from the CAAM), apart from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), to fly a drone.

“If the two authorities (CAAM and PDRM) approved, then there should be no problem for the public to fly their drones,” he told the daily press conference on the CMCO, here today.

Prior to this, it was reported that all quarters, including the media, have been prohibited from flying drones at any location across in the country while the movement control order (MCO) is being enforced until May 12.

Meantime, Ismail Sabri said the police had arrested 136 individuals yesterday, 75 of whom had been remanded, and the rest released on bail, for defying the CMCO.

He said 824 motorists attempting to embark on interstate travel were ordered to turn back by the police yesterday as compared to 738 in the previous day.

“The police also issued compounds to 534 individuals for defying the CMCO directives. All quarters are reminded to adhere to the CMCO directives and SOP. The police will continue taking stern action against those who try to embark on interstate travel without permission, including issuing compounds,” he added. - Bernama

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