KUCHING: A total of 92 individuals including four business owners, were slapped with compounds for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in a week-long operations.
The compounds worth RM172,000, were issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 (Act 342).
Kuching police chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah said the SOPs monitoring operations from Sept 20 to 26 was carried out at four locations around the district.
“Throughout the operations, the police found a total of 88 patrons violating the SOPs such as no physical distancing, failing to scan the MySejahtera app and not wearing face masks in public.
“All of them were later issued a RM1,500 compound each for the offenses,” he said.
Meanwhile, each business owner was compounded RM10,000 for failing to provide the MySejahtera QR code, failing to provide a check-in book and allowing more than 50 percent of their employees to work.
All compounds are issued for offenses under Regulations 17 (1) and 17 (2) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease (Measures within Local Infection Area) 2021.
Ahsmon stated that the individuals are locals aged between 20 and 55.
Members of the community are reminded to continue abide by the SOPs for the good of all.