Police issue 81 compounds today for SOP violations during MCO

Police inspecting vehicles and individuals at roadblocks in this file photo.

KUCHING, June 25: A total of 23 individuals who were fined for patronising an entertainment center were among the 10 Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) breaches recorded in Sarawak today.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have issued a total of 81 compounds in Kuching (26), Miri (26), Sibu (19), Bintulu (five), Mukah (two), and one each for Sarikei, Padawan, including Meradong, for various SOPs violations, bringing the total compounds issued by the police since March 18 to 8,284 compounds.

Among the SOPs violations reported are loitering in public places after 10pm without reasonable excuses (16), as well as the gathering of more than two people and failure to practice physical distancing (14), and failure to wear face mask (10).

Other SOPs violations compounded by the police include dine-in (8), failure to scan the MySejahtera app (3), operating a business that is not allowed for operation (3), going out of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area (2), fishing in public places (1) and traveling cross-district without permit (1).

The committee added that an Indonesian man was also arrested in Bintulu for failing to wear a face mask.

Meanwhile, SDMC noted the Local Government and Housing Ministry have issued a total of four compounds through its local government authorities (PBT) for SOPs violations.

The compounded offenses are failure to update or incomplete registration book (2), and failure to wear face masks (2), which brings the total cumulative number of compounds issued by PBT to 1,163 compounds. — DayakDaily