Eight compounded for defying SOPs

A cafe worker being issued a compound for not wearing face mask.

SIBU: The police here have issued compounds to eight individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the recovery movement control order (RMCO) during an integrated operation on Friday.

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said two of eight individuals involved were a cafe worker and an owner of a food premises, all of whom were fined RM1,000 each.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety chief DSP Ariffin Bahar led the integrated operation involving 41 personnel from the police, the army, Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and People Volunteer’s Corp (Rela) from 7.30pm to 12am.

“Six customers in a cafe at Jalan Sena, were found not practising the one-metre physical distancing while sitting at a table that was supposed to be for three customers only.

“In addition, the police also issued a compound to a cafe worker for not wearing face mask and a food premises owner at Jalan Wawasan for providing non-functional temperature inspection equipment and an empty hand sanitizer container,” he said.

In another operation, Stanley said the district’s traffic police team conducted “Ops Samseng Jalanan” and arrested two teenagers for recklessly riding their motorcycles and performing a “wheelie” stunt at Jalan Permai.

“Both motorcycles ridden by two teenagers both aged 15, were confiscated and they were detained under Sections 60 and 61 of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he stated.

Apart from that, a total of 14 traffic summonses were issued for various traffic offences including no driving licence, plate number, side mirrors, motor vehicle licence, exhaust and helmets.