Durian seller compounded for violating MCO in Sibu

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SIBU, Jan 18: A man paid the price for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) when he was caught selling durians by the roadside at Kampung Hilir here today.

Sibu District Police Chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the 56-year-old man was fined RM1,000 by the Sibu District MCO monitoring team led by Sibu Crime Prevention and Community Safety Division (JPJKK) DSP Ariffin Bahar Siin.

“While conducting monitoring at the area, the team found that the man was selling durians by the roadside,” he said.

He said MCO directive has been issued earlier where roadside selling activities are also not allowed.

The compound was issued to the durian hawker for committing an offence under Regulation 3, Infectious Diseases Regulations (PPPPB)) 2021 for doing business in prohibited places.

“The man has been compounded and referred to the Health Ministry (MOH) Sibu to settle the RM1,000 compound within 14 days,” he added.

The police had yesterday said that they would start issuing compounds today to violators of  the MCO. — DayakDaily