Heed MCO at Sibu market

  • Metro News
  • Monday, 30 Mar 2020

SRDC enforcement team checking on the traders at Pasar Tamu.

SIBU: Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC) has warned traders at its Sibu Jaya Pasar Tamu not to take the law into their own hands during the movement control order (MCO) period.

Its secretary, Justani Joni in saying this during an inspection of the market, said the council would not hesitate to ask the police to take action against those who violate the law.

He was commenting on the March 24 incident where a trader had created a commotion with a group of law enforcement personnel for allegedly contravening the MCO by selling non-essential items.

A video clip of the incident had also gone viral.

“We hope such incidents will not happen again because we will call the police to act if we find any party who is defiant during this MCO, ” he warned.

Justani also hoped that all traders there, including residents of Sibujaya, would fully comply with the MCO to ensure that the Covid-19 outbreak could be stopped.

According to him, only wet and dry traders are allowed to operate at the Pasar Tamu.

“During this MCO period only public markets and hawkers selling wet goods and kitchen supplies are allowed to operate until 7pm.

“So I ask the daily hawkers to obey the orders issued by the government, ” he said.

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