17 people fined for gatherings in bistros beyond permitted operating hours


By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 7: Seventeen people who flouted standard operating procedures (SOP) by gathering in bistros beyond permitted operating hours during Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) contributed to the most number of compounds issued by the police today.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that the police had issued a total of 47 compounds in Kuching (27), Bintulu (13), Miri (five) and Padawan (two) for various standard operating procedures (SOPs) violations in the past 24 hours.

“A total of 17 people were compounded for visiting premises operating beyond permitted hours, 13 others were due to not practising social distancing.

“This is followed by business premises operating beyond permitted hours (five), people failed in providing reasonable excuse for being out of the house (four), not checking-in with MySejahtera (four), not updating the customers’ registration logbooks (three) and riding a car with more than two people (one).

“This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18 last year to 6,272 so far,” the commitee reported.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 15 compounds under the jurisdiction of Sarikei District Council (five), Dalat and Mukah District Council (four), Padawan Municipal Council (three), Matu and Daro District Council (two) and Sibu Municipal Council (one) for various violations of the SOPs.

The violations include not updating the costumers’ registration logbooks (nine), incomplete record book entries (four), dysfunctional thermometer (one) and failure to provide thermometer and hand sanitiser (one).

This brings the total number of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 214. — DayakDaily