Most police compounds issued in Kuching

KUCHING: Police issued 48 compounds to errant individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) on Friday (June 25).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching recorded the most compounds with 27, followed by Bintulu (seven), Simunjan (five), Sibu (four), Saratok (two), Lawas (two) and Padawan (one).

“The violations include being out in a public beyond past curfew without reasonable excuse (25); operating beyond the allotted time (six); gathering without practising physical distancing (five); travelling between districts without permit (three); exceeding the passenger limit in vehicle (three); failing to scan the MySejahtera application (three); dining in (two); and fishing in public (one).

“This brings the total amount of compounds issued since Mar 18 last year to 8,332,” the committee said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing has issued three compounds to business operators of premises under the supervision of various local councils.

One compound were each issued under the Serian District Council, the Bau District Council and the Sarikei District Council for failing to update the customers’ logbook.

This brings the total amount of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 1,166.