Two anglers hook compounds from police as daily compounds increase to 45 file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 12: There are plenty of fish in the sea, but two anglers only managed to catch compounds for fishing in public area, which constitutes a violation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the current Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, the police had also compounded an individual for being in a gym.

Both the recreational and sporting activities including the operation of fitness centres are prohibited during MCO.

Other SOP offences are individuals being in public areas beyond permitted hours (20), gathering and no social distancing practises (5), vehicles carrying passengers exceeding the permitted limit (4), individuals not wearing face masks (4), not scanning MySejahtera QR code (4), failure to comply with surveillance orders for Covid-19 close contact (2), getting out of quarantine and removing the wristband without permission (1) and making an inter-district travel without permit (1).

This brings the total number of daily compounds to 45 which were issued in Kuching (23), Bintulu (10), Sarikei (5), Sibu (2), Miri (2), Lawas (2) and Kapit (1).

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) issued 11 compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (4), Sibu Rural District Council (2), Kota Samarahan District Council (1), Lundu District Council (1), Sri Aman District Council (1), Meradong and Julau District Council (1) and Miri City Council (1).

The violations included not updating or incomplete customers’ logbook (9), premises operating beyond the permitted hours (1) and vehicles carrying passengers exceeding the permitted limit (1).

On the other hand, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak conducted 192 inspections statewide today, with three compounds issued in Kuching (2) and Bintulu (1). — DayakDaily