22 fined for violating MCO curfew

File photo: A policeman checks a motorist at a roadblock in the city.

KUCHING: Twenty-two individuals throughout Sarawak were slapped with compounds for violating curfew under the movement control order (MCO) on Monday.

They were among 68 people compounded for violating the MCO standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Padawan recorded the highest compounds with 17, followed by Kuching (14), Bintulu (10), Miri (nine), Kota Samarahan (seven), Sibu (four), Saratok (two), Lawas (two), Kapit (two) and Sarikei (one).

“The violations include violating curfew (22); gathering in a group of more than two persons (16); exceeding the passenger limit in vehicles (seven); opening premises prohibited during MCO (seven); travelling between districts without permit (six); failing to scan the MySejahtera app (five); dining-in (three); failing to wear face mask (one); and failing to prepare the MySejahtera QR code, customer logbook or temperature scanner (one).

“This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18 last year to 7,389,” said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing issued 22 compounds to business operators of premises under the supervision of various local councils.

Bintulu Development Authority recorded the most compounds with 18, followed by one each under Kuching South City Council, Padawan Municipal Council, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council and Serian District Council.

SDMC added that the businesses violated SOPs such as failing to update record books (13), failing to register the MySejahtera (seven), failing to prepare MySejahtera QR code (one) and operating past the allowed time (one).

This brought the total amount of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 936.

Apart from that, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) issued four compounds to premises in Miri for failing to provide temperature scanner.

This brought the tally of compounds issued by KPDNHEP since May 13 this year to 29.