Companies slapped with RM58,000 compound for violating SOPs

The SOP compliance monitoring team carries out inspections around Bintulu town.

BINTULU: Two companies here were slapped with a total of RM58,000 compound for failing to comply with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) enhanced standard operating procedures (SOPs) today.

The errant companies are a delivery-shipping operator in Tanjung Kidurong, which was issued a RM43,500 compound and a car dealer in Tanjung Batu, which was slapped with RM14,500 compound.

Bintulu Divisional Health officer Dr Melvin Chung said both companies had violated the SOPs set by the Bintulu Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) on only allowing 30 percent of their employees to work.

Dr Chung said 22 employees from the delivery-shipping company were also compounded for not scanning the MySejahtera application, while three employees of the car dealer were issued similar compounds.

All the compounds were issued under the Emergency Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Ordinance 1988 (Amendment) 2021.

Dr Chung urged employers as well as employees of related companies to always adhere to SOPs in the effort to break the Covid-19 pandemic chain in Bintulu.