Under chins and noses: Wear your face mask like this and get fined, say cops


IPOH: Some people here are still not wearing their face masks properly, says Deputy Ipoh OCPD (Operations) Supt Lee Swee Sake.

Supt Lee said some had their mask pulled below their chin while others wore face mask without covering their noses, as these were liable to be issued with compounds.

“They are still not aware of the correct way, ” he told reporters at the Pekan Baru police station prior to a Covid-19 standard operating procedure adherence operation in the city centre on Thursday (Oct 22).

“If not worn properly, it’s akin to not wearing one, ” he said, adding that the coronavirus was carried by droplets.

He said Ipoh folk were generally very cooperative and adhered to the SOP.

“When we issued the compound to the offenders, they just receive it without objecting.

“We are not trying to find fault but to create awareness, ” he said, adding that policemen, with the rank of Inspector and above, can issue the compounds on the spot.

“We want Ipoh, now categorised as a yellow zone, to be back as green, ” he added.

Supt Lee said the compound would be paid to the Health Ministry and not to the police.

“We have been given the authority by the ministry to issue the compounds.

“Compounds issued in the city are to be paid to the Kinta District Health Department.

“If the offenders fail to pay within two weeks, they’ll be taken to court, ” he added.

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