Labourer allegedly assaults Sibu security guard trying to enforce SOP

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SIBU, Oct 11: A labourer who allegedly attacked a security guard has been detained while his accomplice escaped, after they were confronted for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) yesterday.

Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit revealed at about 11.45am on Oct 10, a security guard at the central market here reprimanded two men for jumping queue at the registration counter to enter the market.

“The two men who were believed to be drunk were also not wearing face masks, did not write down their particulars in the log book and also failed to have their temperatures checked before entering the market,” he disclosed.

The guard stopped them and demanded that they leave the market.

A quarrel broke out between the guard, 31, and one of the suspects before the second suspect hit the guard on the back of his head.

“The suspect facing the guard held him tight while the other man continued to hit him from behind. When the latter tried to run away, he was arrested by members of the public,” Stanley added.

The other man however managed to escape.

The police are now looking for the escaped suspect, 39, a labourer from Rumah Silai, Skrang Scheme in Sri Aman.

The case is investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting and under Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020. — DayakDaily