Mayor violates SOPs

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Wee tells Kuchingites he’s sorry

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng has apologised publicly for violating the CMCO (conditional movement control order) standard operating procedures (SOPs) after lunch was held for him in conjunction with his birthday.

Wee had also asked the MBKS enforcement team to issue him a compound.

“I shall be using my own personal money to pay for this fine. I am sorry to all Kuchingites. This should not have happened. 

“Today, I have a public apology to make. Earlier, in between work meetings in MBKS, my friends decided to surprise me with a simple birthday lunch.

“I then realised an otherwise simple lunch could be seen as a birthday celebration.

“This is not excusable, so I decided to set things right by admitting this is not ok,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (May 18).

The mayor promised such incidents would not happen again in the future.

“I humbly ask for your forgiveness,” he said.

Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong, in a Facebook post earlier on, had urged the police to compound Wee for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the conditional movement control order (CMCO).

“He is having a birthday celebration which is prohibited under the current SOPs. He thinks that Covid-19 is not scared of him?

“Why can’t he set a good example? Every day, he is asking us, the public, not to go against the SOPs, but he himself does otherwise,” said Yong.

Wee (left) receiving the compound from the MBKS enforcement team.

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