KUCHING: Eatery operators who are facing a hard time to get their customers to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been urged to report the matter to the relevant authorities.
Kuching City South Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said there have been cases whereby operators could not get diners to sit according to the sitting arrangements that have been set after taking into consideration the one-metre physical distancing.
“We agree that operators, if they don’t follow the SOPs, must be compounded.
“But the thing is that most of the time, we receive a lot of complaints from coffee shop operators about diners who do not abide by the physical distancing rule.
“That is why I have told them to a lodge a report on the matter, so when enforcement officials come in, they (operators) will not be compounded,” he said in his weekly live session on Facebook on Saturday (May 1).
“To stubborn customers, if you are really prepared and rich enough to have a coffee that would cost you a RM1,000 fine, then by all means do it,” he said.
Wee added that on Friday (Apr 30), several compounds were issued under MBKS to those who defy the SOPs.