Five errant travellers fined RM1,000 for violating CMCO near Lambir

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, May 27: Five individuals were slapped with a RM1,000 compound each for violating the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) at a police roadblock near Lambir, along the Miri-Bintulu road today.

According to Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, they were attempting to travel out from Miri to other divisions in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Gawai Dayak celebrations.

Lim added, all of the offending travellers were asked to turn back to Miri after they were fined.

“They were given two weeks to pay their summonses (compounds) or face the law,” he said.

Lim also reminded the public not to take lightly the government’s efforts to break the Covid-19 chain of infection.

He said that the police will continue to go after those who violate the CMCO.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, a 57-year-old beauty salon owner and two of her clients were detained by the police during a raid yesterday for breaching the CMCO.

According to Lim, the trio was detained around 5pm by the police during a raid on a premises at Taman Desa Seri nearby Saberkas Bulatan here.

“The two clients are a married couple aged in their late 40’s, who came to the beauty parlor for facial treatment,” he said.

Hair salons, massage parlours or beauty salons are currently not allowed to operate during the CMCO.

Earlier this month, almost all economic sectors were allowed to reopen during the CMCO jumpstart the country’s economy after nearly two months under a partial nation-wide lockdown.

The arrests are framed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020. — DayakDaily