Indonesian woman detained for violating SOP

Operasi sekatan jalan raya (SJR) di bandar raya Kuching. - File photo

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KUCHING, Nov 17: Police detained an Indonesian woman who was dining with five locals at a restaurant here for violating the standard operating procedure (SOP) in the past 24 hours.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today revealed that the foreigner was caught for not adhering to physical distancing requirements.

In addition, police also issued 42 compounds for various SOP violations, with 37 issued in Kuching, two in Sarikei, and one each in Miri, Simunjan and Kota Samarahan.


On road block operations mounted in Kuching district following the enforcement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), SDMC reported that a total of 10 vehicles were ordered to turn back today (Nov 17).

“A total of 7,274 vehicles have been checked during CMCO in Kuching district today.

“The cumulative number of vehicles inspected was 59,788. Of the number, 179 vehicles were ordered to turn back since Nov 9,” SDMC added.

Meanwhile, the Local Government and Housing Ministry also issued 152 oral, written and seizure notices under Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) (53), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (30), Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) (29), Marudi District Council (19), Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (4), Serian District Council (4), Sarikei District Council (2), Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) (1) and Simunjan District Council (1).

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,355 premises throughout Sarawak involving 194 supermarkets, restaurants (289), factories (11), banks (103), government offices (38), hawkers (34), markets (50), houses of worship (55), recreational areas (34), construction sites (18) and others (529). — DayakDaily