Ismail Sabri: 21 compounded for not wearing face masks, among other violations

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have issued 21 compounds to individuals for not wearing face masks.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 20 people were remanded while 109 were issued compounds for various recovery movement control order (MCO) violations on Friday (Aug 14).

"Among violations committed included night club activities (21), failure to prepare entry logs and equipment (55), not wearing gloves while cutting hair (one), not wearing face masks (21) as well as participating in events that make it difficult to observe social distancing," he said in a statement on Saturday (Aug 15).

He said that the compliance operations task force led by police has performed 64,058 checks on Friday to monitor and enforce the SOPs for the recovery MCO.

He said a total of 3,900 supermarkets, 5,283 restaurants, 1,681 hawkers, 1,523 factories as well as 3,568 banks and 1,095 government offices were checked.

"The task force also checked 1,230 land transport terminals, 235 water transport terminals and 114 air terminals.

"These checks were carried out by 4,875 teams involving 16,801 personnel," he said in a statement on Friday.

Meanwhile Ismail Sabri said under Ops Benteng, police had set up 66 roadblocks and checked 25,368 vehicles to curb the entry of undocumented migrants and arrested one foreigner for immigration offences.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, Ismail Sabri said 9,622 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 134 zones.

He added that 12,842 premises were sanitised involving 2,697 business centres, 5,645 government buildings, 1,591 housing areas, 2,552 public places and 354 supermarkets.

"Yesterday a total of 12 operations were carried out involving nine zones including Sabah (four), Melaka (four), Sarawak (three) and Pahang (one)," he said.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail Sabri said 11,236 individuals had come back to Malaysia between July 24 and Aug 14.

"All of them have been sent to 60 hotels and five civil training institutes for quarantine at Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Selangor, Perak, Johor and Labuan.

"44 were sent to hospital for treatment.

"These individuals came from 31 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, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Holland, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia and New Zealand," he said.

He added that on Friday, police conducted 914 checks on individuals under mandatory quarantine at the respective residences.

On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted checks at 74 sites involving 52 enforcement personnel.

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

Ismail Sabri said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement personnel on conducted checks on 726 businesses premises involved in 12 types of essential item supply.

"The 726 premises included 538 retailers, 158 wholesalers and 30 manufacturers.

"They found that supply of essential items was sufficient and easy to obtain," he said.

He said enforcement personnel also checked 1,163 premises for SOP compliance.

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