Some workers abusing employer’s letter of consent


Hard at work: Kuala Lumpur Municipal council workers spraying disinfectant at a futsal court in Bangsar. Reports have it that some workers have been abusing their letter of consent for personal usage. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Some workers have been caught abusing letters issued by employers to move around on weekends during the conditional movement control order (MCO), which came into effect on Oct 14.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm S. Shanmugamoorthy said in such situations, the police would immediately contact their respective employers for follow-up action.

He noted there were service sectors which only operated on normal days but some employees were found to be taking advantage of the situation by using the letters of consent to get past road blocks on weekends for personal purposes and without logical reasons.

‘’There were also some workers who made copies of the letters for their colleagues but it is impossible for all of them to be working at the same time on non-working days.

‘’In addition, a more careful and frequent inspection will also be done on the service sector such as courier delivery services, ’’ he told reporters after monitoring the compliance of the conditional MCO at several roadblocks in the district of Sentul yesterday.

Shanmugamoorthy said the police also detected several individuals who gave the excuse that they wanted to deliver packages or items by furnishing the related documents but further inspections showed that they were actually moving empty-handed.

‘’So, if prior to this, only compounds or warnings were given to those who flouted the conditional MCO, this time the same actions will be taken against their employers.

‘’I urge the public not to take advantage by trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the enforcement authorities for personal purposes, ’’ he said. — Bernama

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