Overstaying patrons account for majority of 60 SOP compounds issued in Kuching, Bintulu, Miri and Bau

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KUCHING, May 2: Patronising premises operating beyond permitted hours accounted for the most compounds issued by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) during a compliance operation conducted recently.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today, said the operation which was conducted in Kuching, Bintulu, Miri and Bau, saw a total of 60 compounds issued for various standard operating procedures (SOPs) violations.

“Among the offenses are patronising premises operating beyong their time limit (36 compounds), failure to practise social distancing (23) and not wearing facemasks (one). This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18, 2020 until today to 6,121 compounds,” it said.

In the same statement, SDMC disclosed a total of 12 compounds were issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing through the Dalat and Mukah District Council (6), Miri City Council (4), and Serian District Council (2).

According to SDMC, the violations included not providing enough details in the log book (five compounds), not monitoring the customers’ log book registration at the premises (two), not wearing face mask (two), failure to practise social distancing (two) and not providing a log book for customers’ registration (one). — DayakDaily