Avoid mass gatherings during Hari Raya, Gawai – Miri police chief

ACP Lim (left) inspecting the eatery on Thursday at Marina Bay.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, May 14: This year, those celebrating Hari Raya and Gawai Dayak have been advised to avoid mass gatherings amid the relaxation of restrictions during the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said their failure to comply with the CMCO regulation, would compel the police to issue summonses to the house owner or Tuai Rumah (TR) of the longhouse concerned.

“We are in the stage of CMCO, people are now free to be outdoors, but please do not gather in groups exceeding 20 people,” he said on Thursday.

Lim disclosed this after conducting an inspection on CMCO standard operating procedure (SOP) at eatery premise in Marina Bay here.

He said this SOP also applied to some leisure activities such as hiking.

For recreational activities, namely diving or fishing (except for traditional fishing), the CMCO regulation definitely prohibited any of these activities at the moment, he said.

On the reduction of roadblocks set up during the CMCO stage,  Lim said, in Miri city, there are currently two roadblocks being enforced.

“We have two roadblocks being set up, which are at Tukau along the Miri coastal road and in Lambir, Jalan Miri-Bintulu,” he added. – DayakDaily