6 compounds issued for not practicing physical distancing while drinking alcohol

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 23: Six compounds were issued by the police to people gathering at public places to drink alcohol without practicing physical distancing.

The six compounds were among 35 compounds issued by the police yesterday for six offences committed due to standard operating procedure (SOP) violations during the current Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

According to a report from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), other offences include not wearing facemasks in the public (8), failure to scan for checking-in using MySejahtera app (8), breaking curfew (7), opening of non-essential business premises (4) and inter-district travels without police permit (2).

Meanwhile, Bintulu has the highest number of compounds issued with 11 followed by Miri with seven, Kuching (5), Sibu (5), Padawan (4), Lawas (2) and Mukah (1).

The 35 compounds issued has increased the cumulative number of compounds issued by the police since March 18, 2020 to 8,150.

At the same time, the local authorities also issued four compounds yesterday.

They were for two offences of operating without permission, one offence for having more than 30 per cent of workforce capacity and one offence for not scanning using the MySejahtera app for entry into a premises.

The compounds issued by the Sri Aman District Council, Kuching South City Council and the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council. — DayakDaily