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KUCHING, July 4: An Indonesian man was arrested by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) in Limbang for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, said the Indonesian man was arrested for failing to check in via the MySejahtera application or register himself in the customer log book, and also for failing to use the body temperature scanner provided at a premises.

In the same statement, the committee disclosed a total of 94 compound notices have been issued for various SOP violations throughout the State.

Compound notices issued by the police included those for violations such as gathering and failure to practise physical distancing. This accounted for the highest number of compounds issued at 26, followed by loitering in public places after 12am (23 compounds), carrying passengers exceeding the limit per vehicle (13 compounds), and operating premises not allowed to open (11 compounds).

Other violations included failure to check in via the MySejahtera application (six), gathering in public places without reasonable excuse (six), failure to comply by the 30 per cent capacity attendance limit (four), failure to wear facemask (two), cross-district traveling without permit (two), and failure to provide a registration book for customers (one).

As of today, a total of 8,768 compounds for various SOP violations have been issued by PDRM since March 18, 2020.

Meanwhile, SDMC said the Sarawak Local Government and Housing Ministry has issued a total of six compound notices through its local government authorities (PBT) across three SOP violation categories.

The compounded offenses comprise failure to check in via the MySejahtera application (two), failure to update or complete registration book (two), and failure to wear facemask (two), bringing the total number of compounds issued by PBT since Feb 2021 until today to 1,224 compounds. — DayakDaily