18 businesses advised to comply with recovery MCO, one warned

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 05 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry advised 18 businesses to comply with the recovery movement control order (MCO) guidelines, with one given a warning.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic) said the ministry enforcement personnel on Tuesday (Aug 4) conducted checks on 727 businesses premises involving the supply of 12 types of essential items.

"The 727 premises included 533 retailers, 165 wholesalers and 29 manufacturers.

"They found that supply of essential items was sufficient and easy to obtain," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Aug 5).

He said enforcement personnel also checked 608 premises for SOP compliance.

"We advised 18 of these premises to comply, while we also issued a warning to one premise for non-compliance.

Meanwhile, the compliance operations task force led by police performed 64,656 checks on Tuesday to monitor and enforce the SOPs for the recovery MCO, he said.

A total of 4,110 supermarkets, 6,083 restaurants, 1,325 hawkers, 1,114 factories as well as 3,819 banks and 797 government offices were checked.

"The task force also checked 1,189 land transport terminals, 218 water transport terminals and 151 air terminals.

"These checks were carried out by 3,353 teams involving 14,167 personnel," he said.

Meanwhile Ismail said under Ops Benteng, police set up 63 roadblocks and checked 31,707 vehicles to curb entry of undocumented immigrants and arrested one foreigner for immigration offences.

"Ops Benteng involves the police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Malaysia Border Security Agency to tightly control the borders jointly to curb illegal entry in cross-border crimes," he said.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, Ismail said 9,490 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 134 zones.

He added that 12,790 premises were sanitised, involving 2,693 business centres, 5,611 government buildings, 1,591 housing areas, 2,541 public places and 354 supermarkets.

"Yesterday, a total of nine operations were carried out involving six zones including Kedah (four), Melaka (three), Pahang (one) and Sabah(one)," Ismail said.

On mandatory quarantine, he said 5,355 individuals returned to Malaysia between July 24 and Aug 4.

"13 of them were sent for treatment at various hospitals while the remaining were sent to 21 hotels and five civil training institutes for quarantine at Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Selangor, Perak and Johor.

"They came from 28 countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Holland, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France and Australia," he said, adding that on Tuesday police conducted 1,969 checks on individuals under mandatory quarantine at the respective residences.

He also said police took action against five individuals for not complying with the home quarantine SOP.

On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted checks on 38 sites involving 78 enforcement personnel.

"One of the construction sites was found to be non-compliant and has been advised accordingly," he said.

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