Armed personnel on RMCO inspections part of army SOP — Miri police chief

Lim (right) in a group photo with members of various Miri division hawker and coffeeshop associations after the dialogue session.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Aug 6: The public should not be fearful of the presence of military personnel carrying firearms who are being deployed to assist the cops in inspecting premises in this division if they (the public) have done nothing wrong and continue to adhere to SOPs under the RMCO.

This was disclosed by Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah today after attending a dialogue session with representatives of Miri hawker and coffeeshop associations at Miri Police Headquarters (IPD).

He was responding to public concerns over armed forces personnel seen carrying firearms while inspecting premises with the police during the RMCO.

“It’s the army’s SOP (standard operating procedure). Their presence with the cops is to ensure the public continue to obey the Covid-19 SOP during the period,” Lim explained.

He added, members of the public need not feel worry or fear with the armed personnel’s presence, as they mean well to ensure that Covid-19 infections can be curbed.

On Aug 1, the government made wearing face masks mandatory as part of its continuous efforts to reduce and stop Covid-19 infections.

Under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act, those who do not comply with the new rule will face a fine of up to RM1,000.

During the Movement Control Order (MCO) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period, every premises including eateries are required to record customer particulars in a logbook as part of the SOP to curb the spread of Covid-19. — DayakDaily