CMCO: Sibu deploys enforcement team to ensure compliance with SOPs

Customers queuing outside a pawn shop in Sibu.

SIBU, May 12: With most businesses resuming operations today, an enforcement team comprising police, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC), armed forces and marine police personnel has been deployed starting today to ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed during the Conditional Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, the police are teaming up with other enforcement authorities to monitor the level of compliance in the Sibu central business district.

The team will operate on two shifts from 8am to 4pm and from 4pm to 12am.

Stanley revealed that when they come across those not complying with the SOPs, the team would give advice first followed by warnings.

Earlier today, Sibu Coffeeshop and Restaurant Owners Association revealed that between 20 to 30 per cent of the 700 coffeeshops here who resume dine-in service today appeared to be following the SOPs under the conditional MCO.

Its chairman, Tong Ing Kok blamed the lackadaisical attitude of the remaining operators as due to lack of strict enforcement by the authorities concerned. — DayakDaily