31 compounded so far for SOP violations as SDMC tightens enforcement

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, May 11: As many as 11 individuals have been compounded for not checking-in via the MySejahtera app, while four have been penalised for crossing zones without the necessary police permits.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) disclosed this in a statement today, pointing out that the police had also issued 31 compounds as of today.

Of the 31 compounds, 19 were issued in Kuching, six in Padawan, four in Mukah and one each in Bintulu and Miri.

In terms of the nature of the offences, apart from the 11 compounded for not checking-in via MySejahtera and four for unable to produce permits for crossing zones, seven were compounded for not social distancing, and another seven for not wearing a mask in public places.

There was also an individual penalised for hanging out after 10pm in area placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) while another for not registering in the customer attendance book while entering a business premises.

This has brought the total number of compounds that have been issued since March 18, 2020 to 6,473.

Meanwhile, the Local Government and Housing Ministry has also dished out 48 compounds to business operators in violation of Covid-19 preventive standard operating procedures.

Out of the 48 compounded, 33 were penalised for incomplete registration of customers who patronised their business premises.

Five business operators were fined for not wearing masks and four for operating without permits. Another three were taken to task for failure to keep social distancing for their customers while two were penalised for not providing body temperature scanners.

One business operator was fined for allowing dine-in in Kapit which is now under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), where dining-in in any eatery is not allowed.

The 48 compounds issued by various local authorities had increased the total number of compounds given out since Feb 1 to 406. — DayakDaily