RM91,500 in compounds issued to SOP flouters

The manufacturing and factory sector team led by DSP Ariffin Bahar, carrying out inspections at the factories around Sibu on Saturday.

SIBU: The police here issued 27 compounds totalling RM91,500 for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Phase 1 on Saturday (July 3).

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit revealed that the compounds were issued during an integrated SOP compliance operations implemented at several locations in Sibu.

The operations was carried out by the police together with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Sibu Municipal Council, Sibu Rural District Council, Immigration Department and the Labour Department.

He said the personnel were divided into two teams, namely the manufacturing and factory sectors led by Sibu Crime Prevention and Community Safety Division chief DSP Ariffin Bahar and the general SOP compliance monitoring team led by ASP Kushairy Bujang.

The manufacturing and factory sector team led by DSP Ariffin Bahar, carrying out inspections at the factories around Sibu on Saturday.

“Five compounds valued at RM10,000 each, were issued to three factories in Jalan Ding Lik Kong and Sungai Bidut.

“Three compounds were issued to electronics, plywood and plastic factories for not complying with the authorised employee’s attendance and two compounds were issued for not providing MySejahtera QR codes or manual log books at workplaces and canteens,” he said.

The general SOP compliance monitoring team issued a total of 22 compounds during their inspections in urban areas.

Six compounds worth RM1,500 each were issued to six individuals in two cars for exceeding the passenger capacity in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, a total of 16 compounds were issued to individuals for holding social activities in a premises without practising physical distancing.

“A total of 15 violators were each compounded RM1,500 while the premises owner was compounded RM10,000,” Stanley said.