SUPP Dudong sets up legal aid bureau to assist SOP flouters fined RM10k

KUCHING, March 13: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Dudong branch has formed a legal aid bureau to assist those who wish to appeal their RM10,000 fines for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

This was announced by the SUPP Dudong branch in a statement today, urging those who are facing such issues to seek help from the bureau.

The lawyers forming the legal team are George Lim, Wee Wui Kiat, Victor Lau, Boston Ho Teck Howe, Wong Woan Yi and Vivian Lim.

For any assistance of further inquiries, the public is welcomed to contact the coordinator Jason Tay at 017-8238977.

This regulation of a maximum fine of RM10,000 for those flouting Movement Control Order (MCO) regulations was effective starting March 11 under the amended Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) Ordinance 2021, according to the publication on the Federal Gazette website.

The Ordinance also said that companies found violating the same regulations will be liable to a maximum fine of up to RM50,000.

Earlier today, four individuals in Sibu Jaya Commercial Centre were compounded RM10,000 each during a police inspection.

The four were two hairdressers who failed to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) while at work, a coffee shop operator who did not put up a yellow line around his shop, and a helper of a Kampua noodle stall who was wearing his face mask improperly. —DayakDaily