13 issued with compounds

KUCHING: Thirteen errant individuals were each slapped with a RM1,000 fine for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the police will continue to carry out operations to enforce the SOPs in public places and violators will be issued a compound on the spot.

Kuching recorded the most compounds issued with six, followed by three in Miri, two in Sarikei and one each in Kota Samarahan and Betong.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government issued 83 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils.

On SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,575 premises throughout Sarawak.

These include 284 restaurants, supermarkets (184), banks (132), hawker stalls (118), places of worship (87), public markets (82), leisure places (59), government offices (34), construction sites (21), factories (14), and others (560).

Under Ops Benteng, a total of 980 vehicles were inspected at six roadblocks in five districts — two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian and Sri Aman.