KUCHING: While many agree that a bowl of freshly served Kolo Mee in the morning is simply divine, failure to hold our appetite in view of the dine-in ban may result in a slap on the wrist from the authorities.
Such was the case with Datuk John Lau Pang Heng after he was issued a compound for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the movement control order (MCO).
Padawan district police chief Superintendent Aidil Bolhassan, who confirmed the case, said the Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Kota Sentosa representative was fined RM1,500 for having a bowl of Kolo Mee at the five-foot way of a shop near Kota Sentosa.
“The subject (Lau) agreed to receive the compound of RM1,500 with a grace period of 14 days until July 14,” he said in a statement today (Wednesday).
Aidil said the restaurant owner was also issued a compound of RM1,500 for serving dine-in customers during the MCO period.
Investigation into the case was carried out after a photo of the politician surfaced on Facebook showing Lau eating a bowl of Kolo Mee at in front of the eatery.
“Our Datuk Dr Lau Pang Heng after the walk round, he went to one of the best Kolo Mee store at Hup Kee cafe. It was delicious. He can’t wait to bring home to eat. He tasted immediately at five foot way,” said the photo caption posted by PSB Kota Sentosa Facebook page.