54 fined for violating SOP at bistro, sundry shop

The police enforcement team raiding the bistro.

SIBU, Aug 1: Twenty-six women were among 54 persons who were fined RM1,000 for breaching the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) SOP at a sundry shop and a bistro at Jalan Lau King Hower yesterday.

The 32-year-old manager of the two shops was among those compounded.

Sibu deputy district police chief, Supt Collin Babat said the action was taken against them under Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious
Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

“They will have to settle the fine in two weeks’ time,” he said.

Supt Collin said in the raid conducted at 10.10pm on July 31, the police RMCO enforcement team found the 52 persons aged between 16 to 45, who were customers of the two shops had defied the SOP.

He added that this was the second raid on the bistro, the first time being on July 21 where the manager and three customers of the bistro were fined RM1,000 for a similar offence.

Supt Collin said two persons among the group, a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, were remanded for failing to produce personal identification
documents under Section 25(1) of the National Registration Act 1990.—DayakDaily