KUCHING: A total of 36 errant individuals were each slapped with a RM1,000 fine for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places.

Members of the police force will continue to carry out operations to enforce the SOPs in public places and those who are found violating, will be issued a compound notice on the spot, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in statement on Sunday.

Miri recorded the most compounds issued with 22, followed by 13 in Kuching and one in Betong.

“Apart from that, the Ministry of Local Government issued 90 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils,” the committee said.

On the SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,349 premises throughout Sarawak.

These included 261 restaurants, 185 supermarkets, 98 banks, 60 public markets, 59 places of worship, 45 government offices, 35 leisure places, 25 hawker stalls, 20 construction sites, seven factories, and 554 others (554).

Under Ops Benteng, a total of 1,678 vehicles were inspected at six roadblocks in five districts, namely two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian and Sri Aman.