Two compounded for traveling outside 10km radius among 42 compounds issued

Police checking a motorist's documentation at one of the roadblocks in Kuching as Sarawak undergoes the MCO in this file photo.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, June 11: The police have issued compounds to two individuals for traveling beyond the 10km radius of their homes, which constitutes a violation of the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the current Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, the police had also compounded an individual for being outside of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) locality and another individual for attempting to make an inter-district travel without permit.

Other SOP offences included individuals not wearing face masks (11), vehicles carrying passengers exceeding the permitted limit (9), individuals being in public areas beyond permitted hours (8), business owners operating non-essential premises (6), and gathering more than two people in a public place (4).

This brings the total number of daily compounds to 42 which were issued in Bintulu (17), Kuching (12), Miri (5), Sibu (4), Lawas (2), Lundu (1) and Serian (1).

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 25 compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (4), Padawan Municipal Council (4), Bau District Council (3), Sibu Rural District Council (2), Sri Aman District Council (2), Serian District Council (2), Meradong and Julau District Council (2), Miri City Council (2), Kapit District Council (2), Sarikei District Council (1) and Subis District Council (1).

The violations included not updating or incomplete customers’ logbook (13), not wearing face masks (4), not scanning the MySejahtera QR code (3), no customer limit control (1), dine-in (1), group sports (1), premises operating beyond the permitted hours (1) and premises operating without permission (1).

This brings the total number of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 992. — DayakDaily