SOP compliance: 18 fined for not registering before entering premises in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: Eighteen people were slapped with a RM1,000 compound each for not using the MySejahtera app to record their details before entering the Bagan Ajam Market and the Ropewalk in Taman Selat here.

An integrated operation was carried out on Thursday (Oct 29) morning by the police, Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP), Health Department, Immigration Department and Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the individuals were fined under Regulation 8 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) 2020.

“During the operation, we found that the Bagan Ajam Market did not have clear entrance and exit points.

“No barriers were set up around the market and there were too many visitors inside, making it difficult to maintain physical distancing.

“The MBSP and Bagan Ajam Public Market Association have been informed about this so they can take necessary measures.

“MBSP also requested for a meeting with the police, Health Department and hawkers there to explain all the standard operating procedure and regulations to them," he said.

ACP Noorzainy said checks were conducted on 102 premises and warnings issued to 24 for not displaying their business licence.

“Two other shops were compounded as they had no business licences.

“Checks were also conducted by the Immigration Department officers on 13 foreigners while the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry issued six written warnings to six premises over price labelling," he added.

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