Business operators in Kota Samarahan flouting SOP will be fined

Datuk Peter Minos (file pic)

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 11: Business operators in Kota Samarahan which did not abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government will be fined.

Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos said he has today directed the council’s enforcement officers to work with the Royal Malaysia Police Force (PDRM), the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and related government agencies to check on business premises and monitor the compliance of SOPs at Kota Samarahan.

“MPKS and the police in particular will from now onwards rigorously check on the markets, supermarkets, coffeeshops, provision shops, cake shops, bistros and all public places.

“If they fail to follow the SOP…they will “kena” ( fined), warned and lectured,” he said in a statement.

Minos explained that the tight enforcement measure was part of the preventive measures to curb the transmission of Covid-19 as the Kuching district, which has just been declared as a red zone of Covid-19 yesterday is just nearby.

He added that MPKS is fully aware of the latest situation of Covid-19 in Sarawak and is being proactive and has implemented preventive measures.

Minos noted the fight against Covid-19 is a very serious one.

“Each and everyone must help and contribute to the fight against this unseen and deadly virus.

“We must not throw all the burdens to the government. The government can do only that much…the rest is on the citizens,” he asserted.

Minos said everyone is eagerly waiting for the vaccine to arrive and hoped that Covid-19 will be eliminated soon. —DayakDaily