229 ordered to turn back

KUCHING: Police have ordered 229 motorists to turn back for not having valid travel documents to exit and enter Kuching district.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this makes the tally of vehicles ordered to turn back since Nov 9, at 420 vehicles.

“On Thursday, 8,039 vehicles were inspected in 10 roadblocks set up throughout Kuching district.

“This brought the number of vehicles inspected to 84,286,” the committee said.

Apart from that, 12 compounds have been issued to errant individuals for failing to comply with the SOPs in public places — five in Kuching, two in Padawan, and one each in Sarikei, Betong, Simunjan, Miri and Kota Samarahan.

On SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,408 premises throughout Sarawak.

These include 284 restaurants, supermarkets (159), banks (117), places of worship (57), public markets (54), government offices (39), hawker stalls (37), leisure places (33), construction sites (17), factories (11), and others (600).

Under Ops Benteng, a total of 960 vehicles were inspected through seven roadblocks in six districts — two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.