19 compounded for SOP violation

KUCHING: Police issued 19 compounds to errant individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) yesterday (July 19).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching recorded the most compounds with 11, followed by six in Bintulu, and two in Padawan.

“The violations include leaving an enhanced MCO (Emco) area without police permission (five); failing to practise physical distancing (five); failing to scan the MySejahtera before entering the premises (four); carrying out prohibited activities (three); entering an Emco area without permission (one); and defying the quarantine order (one).

“This brings the total amount of compounds issued since March 18 last year to 9,426,” the committee said.

SDMC added that an Indonesian man was arrested for gathering in a public place and he was also convicted of offences under the Immigration Act.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing has issued 12 compounds to business operators of premises under the supervision of various local councils.

Four compounds were issued under Sibu District Council, followed by three compounds under Kapit District Council, two compounds under Bau District Council, and one compound each under Serian District Council, Subis District Council and Limbang District Council.

SDMC added that the businesses violated SOPs such as failing to update the customers’ logbook (seven); operating a bistro without following the SOPs (three); operating without permission (one); and failing to assign employees to monitor client health screening (one).

This brings the total amount of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 1,333.