Cops to probe Aidilfitri celebrants violating SOPs via social media photos; 27 compounds issued today

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 17: The police will investigate a group of individuals suspected to have violated standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration following several photos being uploaded on social media.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said an investigation paper has been opened regarding the case.

“The case involved violation of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) SOPs in the Kota Samarahan district whereby some pictures of Hari Raya visiting uploaded on Facebook showed a group of individuals not wearing face masks and not practising physical distancing.

“All individuals in the picture will be investigated and compounds will be issued,” the Committee said in its daily report today.


At the same time, the police had issued a total of 10 compounds in Kuching (five), Padawan (three) and Miri (two) for violation of SOPs today.

Of the total, five were compounded for not wearing face masks, three for not scanning MySejahtera QR Code while two were business premises operating beyond permitted hours.

This brings the total number of compounds issued in Sarawak since March 18 last year to 6,555 so far.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 17 compounds under the supervision of Miri City Council (seven), Kapit District Council (three), Marudi District Council (two), Serian District Council (two), Lubok Antu District Council (one), Bintulu Development Authority (one), and Dalat and Mukah District Council (one).

The violations included not updating the costumers’ registration logbook and incomplete record book entries (10), not wearing face masks (six) and not scanning MySejahtera QR code or fill in the customers’ logbook (one).

This brings the total number of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 535. — DayakDaily