SOP violations in Bintulu: Companies operating fully in premises, residents loitering after curfew hours…

Tiong addressing a press conference today (June 15, 2021).

By Adrian Lim

BINTULU, June 15: Despite the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO) statewide, some companies in Bintulu continue to violate standard operating procedures (SOP) while some residents still loiter on the streets after curfew hours.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has reminded employers in Bintulu and the people to abide by the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to bring down the cases of coronavirus in the district.

“I know there are many companies in Kidurong Industrial Zone which do not follow the SOPs. Many of the employees are working even up to 100 per cent. Hopefully, employers can think through (change their minds) before enforcement is knocking on your doors.

“I am aware that there are many offices which are not supposed to open but they continue to operate. Do not wait until enforcement takes action,” he told reporters during a press conference today.

Tiong who is also Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president reminded company owners that SOPs under MCO allow only 30 per cent of workforce to operate in the office with the reminding 70 per cent working from home.

Apart from that, he observed that some people are still loitering in public places after after 8 pm and there are still many cars were on the roads.

Hence, he urged Bintulu people to work together to reduce the traffic flow and fight Covid-19.

On another note, Tiong who is also Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China urged logistics companies to be cooperative with regards to the issue of swabbing lorry drivers.

He said the Health Department in Bintulu has facilitated the business of logistics companies by providing a quota of 50 lorry drivers to be swabbed for free every day.

To him, Bintulu Lorry Association’s request of giving free swab tests for more than 100 lorry drivers per day was excessive and unreasonable. — DayakDaily