Loitering in public areas after 10pm account for most number of compounds issued

Police conducting checks on cars at a roadblock in this file photo.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 8: A total of 22 individuals were slapped with compounds for loitering in public areas after 10pm, ranking it top in the list of standard operating procedure (SOP) violations under the current Movement Control Order (MCO) in Sarawak.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, the police had also compounded 16 individuals for gathering in groups of more than two people.

Other SOP offences included vehicles carrying passengers exceeding the permitted limit (7), business owners operating non-essential premises (7), individuals making inter-district travel without permit (6), not scanning the MySejahtera QR code (5), dine-in (3), not wearing face mask (1) and not displaying the MySejahtera QR code/customers’ registration logbook/thermometer (1).

This brings the total number of daily compounds to 68 which were issued in Padawan (17), Kuching (14), Bintulu (10), Miri (9), Kota Samarahan (7), Sibu (4), Saratok (2), Lawas (2), Kapit (2) and Sarikei (1).

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 22 compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (18), Kuching South City Council (1), Padawan Municipal Council (1), Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (1) and Serian District Council (1).

The violations included not updating or incomplete customers’ logbook (13), not scanning the MySejahtera QR code (7), not displaying the MySejahtera QR code (1) and premises operating beyond the permitted hours (1).

On the other hand, the State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) had issued four compounds in Miri for not displaying the thermometer in front of the premises. — DayakDaily