Miri to tighten SOPs

Lee (seated, centre) and committee members of the Miri Coffee Shops Association after the dialogue session.

MIRI: The Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DMC) has tightened up standard operating procedures (SOPs) for coffee shops in this division in an effort to turn Miri back into a green zone.

This was revealed by Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin on Thursday after he chaired a dialogue session with the committee members of the Miri Coffee Shops Association.

Lee, who is also minister in-charge of Miri DMC, stressed that it is crucial for the SOPs to be further strengthened after Miri turned into a yellow zone when it recorded several new Covid-19 cases.

“Enforcement of the SOPs will be tightened and inspections will be carried out on coffee shops to ensure public compliance,” said Lee.

Therefore, he called on everybody to cooperate to make Miri a green zone again.

During the dialogue session, he also reminded coffee shop operators to put up the ‘no smoking’ signage at their premises.

Those found smoking inside premises with the ‘no-smoking’ signage could face a fine of RM250.

For first-time offenders, the amount can be reduced to RM150, but there will be no reductions for second offences.

Also present at the session were Miri Acting Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf and Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah.