Police slap 23 with compounds

KUCHING: Police have issued 23 compounds to errant individuals for failing to comply with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) today (May 8).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Bintulu recorded the most compounds with 10, followed by Kuching (seven), Mukah (five) and Padawan (one).

“The violations include being outside from home after 10pm during CMCO; premises operating past the allowed time; not wearing face masks; no inter-zone travel permits; and failing to scan the MySejahtera app.

“This brings the total amount of compounds issued since March 18 last year to 6,295,” SDMC said.

Apart from that, Miri police have arrested a Zimbabwean man for being out of the house when he was ordered to undergo a quarantine order at home.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing has issued 47 compounds to business operators of premises under the supervision of various local councils.

Padawan Municipal Council recorded the highest compounds with 11; followed by five each under Maradong and Julau District Council and Sibu Rural District Council; Lawas District Council (four); three each under Saratok District Council, Bau District Council and Sarikei District Council; two each under Sibu Municipal Council, Lundu District Council, Serian District Council and Matu Daro District Council; and one each under Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Dalat and Mukah District Council, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council, Simunjan District Council and Miri City Council.

SDMC added that the businesses were violating SOPs such as failing to update the record books; incomplete details on the record books; failing to scan the MySejahtera; failing to enforce practice of physical distancing; not enforcing the wearing face masks; operating without permission; operating past the allowed time; no employees stationed at the health registry; and failing to scan customers’ temperature.

This brings the total amount of compounds issued by local authorities since February 1 this year to 261.