42 slapped with compounds

KUCHING: Police on Monday issued 42 compounds to errant individuals for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching recorded the most compounds at 37, followed by two in Sarikei, and one each in Miri, Simunjan and Kota Samarahan.

“Police also arrested an Indonesian woman in a restaurant in Kuching for failing to comply with the SOPs by sitting with five local women in a table and failing to practise physical distancing.

“Meanwhile, 10 motorists were ordered to turn back for not having valid travel documents to exit and enter Kuching district,” the committee said.

It added 179 vehicles had been ordered to turn back since Nov 9.

Last Monday, 7,274 vehicles were inspected at 10 roadblocks set up throughout Kuching district. This brought the number of cumulative vehicles inspected to 59,788.

The Ministry of Local Government also issued 152 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils.

Under Ops Benteng, 1,479 vehicles were inspected at seven roadblocks in six districts — two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.