DBKL seals 41 business premises for violating SOP


DBKL enforcement officers sealing off one of the 41 premises for failing to comply with the SOP.

AS MOST businesses in the Klang Valley are allowed to operate now, the authorities are ramping up their inspections on business premises to ensure compliance with the standard operating procedure.

In Kuala Lumpur, some 41 business premises were ordered shut by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for various offences, including not adhering to Covid-19 SOP.

Under Ops Patuh, DBKL inspected 419 premises between Oct 1 and 15, ranging from entertainment outlets, restaurants, clothing and tailoring stores, barbers and sundry shops that have been operating during the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

DBKL sealed one entertainment centre for operating without the authorities’ approval, while 40 others were ordered to close for employing foreign workers without valid documents.

Action was taken under Section 17 of the Entertainment Act 1992 (WPKL) and Section 101 (1)(v) of the Local Government Act 1976.

“Three compound notices were issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342) to premises owners for failing to adhere to NRP SOP set by the Government.

“A further 114 compound notices were issued under DBKL by-laws for various offences,” DBKL said in a statement.

The public is urged to channel any information to DBKL via adukl.dbkl.gov.my

Meanwhile, based on a tip-off, Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) officers inspected a business premises in Prima Selayang that was found to have disposed of waste improperly.

“The premises was issued a compound of RM1,000 for throwing polystyrene boxes in the back alley of the shop.

“Several other businesses were also inspected, which had valid licences and a letter of permission from International Trade and Industry Ministry.

“Checks on MySejahtera app were also done on employees and we found no SOP violations,” MPS said in a statement.

The operation was a joint effort between MPS and the police to check on compliance among businesses in Selayang.

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