Two business premises compounded for allowing sales of items under prohibited categories

Grocery store aisle and shelves. — file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 11: The police had issued compounds to two business premises for allowing sales of items listed as under prohibited categories during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

Based on previous reports, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has announced that only 14 business categories are allowed to operate.

Among them, the ministry has clarified that supermarkets or hypermarkets as well as departmental stores are limited to opening food and beverage or basic necessities sections.

Upon failure to comply with the restrictions for the relevant categories, it will be considered as an offense to the standard operating procedures (SOP) during MCO.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said the police had also compounded 41 individuals for loitering in public areas after 10pm.

Other SOP offences included individuals doing group sport activities in public areas (23), vehicles carrying passengers exceeding the permitted limit (7), not wearing face masks (2), violating SOP terms (2), business premises operating beyond permitted hours (2), individuals being outside of their homes during the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) and not preparing the MySejahtera QR code (1).

This brings the total number of daily compounds to 82 which were issued in Kuching (48), Matu/Daro (8), Kota Samarahan (7), Lawas (7), Sibu (4), Saratok (3), Bintulu (2), Miri (2) and Padawan (1).

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued nine compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (2), Miri City Council (2), Sibu Rural District Council (1), Serian District Council (1), Bau District Council (1), Sri Aman District Council (1) and Sarikei District Council (1).

The violations included not wearing face masks (6), premises operating without permission (1), premises operating beyond permitted hours (1) and premises allowing dine-ins (1).

Additionally, Sarawak KPDNHEP conducted 140 inspections statewide today, with a clean record of no compounds issued for the day. — DayakDaily