Kuching accounts for 28 of 34 compounds issued for SOP violations

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KUCHING, May 23: Kuching accounted for the most number of compounds issued by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) involving various standard operating procedures (SOPs) violations in the most recent 24-hour period.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today disclosed that out of the 34 compounds issued by the police, 28 compounds were issued in Kuching, five in Bintulu and one Padawan.

According to the statement, failure to practise physical distancing accounted for the most number of compounds issued at 21, followed by failure to provide a reasonable reason for being out of the house after 10pm (five), dining-in (four), not wearing facemask (three) and failure to provide hand sanitiser (one).

“This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18, 2020 until today, to a total of 6,690 compounds,” it said.

Meanwhile, SDMC noted a total of 23 compounds were also issued by local government authorities (PBT) throughout the State for various SOPs violations.

The compounds were issued for violations such as failure to update the registration book or incomplete registration (nine), not wearing facemask (six), failure to register with MySejahtera (three), allowing customers to dine-in (three), operating beyond allowed hours (one), and operating without permit (one).

“Since Feb 1, 2021, until today, a total of 688 compounds have been issued by the PBT,” the statement added. — DayakDaily