7 receive compounds for defying RMCO

Ariffin briefs his team before the operation.

SIBU, July 22: Five women were among seven persons slapped with RM1,000 in compounds for not complying with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Three more people were also fined for smoking in a cafe.

The operation was carried out by a joint enforcement team comprising the police RMCO enforcement team, Health Department, and Sibu Municipal Council personnel from 9pm to 10pm last night in Sibu town, according to Sibu district deputy police chief Supt Collin Babat.

The team was led by Sibu Crime Prevention and Community Policing Department, DSP Ariffin Bahar.

At a cafe in Jalan Pahlawan, the operator and three customers received compounds for not adhering to social distancing of at least one metre.


At a sundry shop in Jalan Lau King Howe, two female operators and a worker also received compounds for the same offence.

All seven people had violated Regulation 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

Meanwhile, Collin also revealed the Health Department had fined three persons for smoking in a cafe in Jalan Foochow.

“Operators of cafes and restaurants are advised to follow the standard operating procedure of RMCO by scanning body temperature of customers before allowing them to enter their premises. They must also ensure customers register their particulars either manually or through online applications and to ensure social distancing,” he added.

Collin also urged customers not to bring underage children to cafes and bistros. — DayakDaily