Business premises getting selective treatment irks Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz (top left) listening to the feedback and grouses of business premises owners during a walkabout today.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Mar 3: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Batu Kitang chairman Abdul Aziz Isa has questioned the double standard by enforcement officers of the local council in issuing compound to selected business premises which violated the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of Covid-19.

Following a walkabout at 4 1/2 Mile to greet the public and business premises there, Abdul Aziz who is also the special assistant to DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Cheng Jen gathered that some business premises were compounded while some were warned for violating the SOPs.

Thus, Abdul Aziz in a press statement today said he wants the enforcement officers of the local council to be fair to all the business premises adding that business premises should not be fine as they have lost businesses and cut down on employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There are many shops and premises where the customers do not write down their full name on the book log.

“However, it seems like the enforcement officers simply issued the compound to certain shops and premises at their own whims.

“Why is there a selective measure in issuing compounds?

“Why did the other shops and premises only receive warnings while others receive compounds?

“If these particular shops or premises only received warnings for failure to ensure the customers to write down their full name, shouldn’t other shops or premises be treated the same?, he asked. —DayakDaily