CMCO hotline set up for public to report businesses flouting SOP

Dr Annuar (centre) presenting Gawai- Raya goodies to ACP Stanley.

SIBU, May 20: The Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee has established a Covid-19 Conditional Movement Control Order hotline for members of the public to lodge a complaint should they come across any businesses not following the standard operating procedure.

The complaint can be lodged through the WhatsApp number 013-9994158.

Assistant minister of Housing and Public Health Dr Annuar Rapa’ee said the hotline was intended for the public to cooperate with the authorities in monitoring businesses compliance with the SOP.

“People also play a role in enforcement, they are the eyes of the authorities to report those which includes eatery outlets who do not comply with the SOP.

“The police, once they receive the complaint, will be conducting an investigation into premises found to be non-compliant with the SOP such as not promoting social distancing, not taking customer’s body temperatures and where people are not wearing face mask,” he said.

He said this at a press conference on the Covid-19 SOP Compliance in Sibu Division and the distribution of 717 boxes of Gawai-Raya goodies to Front Line Officers today.

“In filing their complaint, the public need to report the situation along with the picture and the location of the premises for the purpose of further action by the police and local authorities” said Dr Annuar.

Touching on the congestion situation in shopping malls, supermarkets and central markets, he noted that it was under control compared to last week.

“There are also no reports of arrests in business premises operating beyond the operating hours at night. The police are conducting nightly inspections for the purpose,” he said.

The Nangka State Assemblyman advised people to always wear masks when in public places.—DayakDaily