Indonesian arrested in Kanowit by police for not wearing face mask

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 30: An Indonesian was arrested in Kanowit for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the prevention of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

According to reports from Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the Indonesian was arrested by the police for not wearing a face mask while in public.

The Indonesian was among 26 cases of SOP violation for the prevention of Covid-19 in the State.

SDMC added that the police have issued 26 compound notices as of today.


Out of the 26 compound notices, 13 were in Kapit, seven in Bintulu, three in Kuching, two in Kanowit and one in Lawas for flouting the SOPs.

The most significant offence compounded was having no permit while travelling inter-zone whereby there were six compounds issued.

The least compound was one offence relating to cutting off of the wristband attached by the Ministry of Health without the ministry’s permission.

With additional 26 compounds issued, the cumulative compounds issued as of to date since March 2020 has hit 6,897.

Meanwhile, there were 22 compounds issued by the local councils throughout Sarawak for violating the SOPs.

They include 11 offences relating to no recording of check-in using MySejahtera, three offences for not wearing face masks, three offences for not updating the record book, two offences for having malfunction thermometer, two offences for dine-in in the premises and one offence related to a business owner who failed to ensure physical distancing at the premises. — DayakDaily