14 issued compounds for violating conditional MCO in KK

KOTA KINABALU: 14 people were fined for violating the conditional movement control order (MCO) in the city here, Friday night (Oct 30).

Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said they were found hanging out and drinking alcohol in an entertainment outlet at about 11.30pm.

“A total of 11 men and three women were inspected in the raid, all of them were issued compounds, ” he said.

ACP Habibi said as first offenders, they could have been jailed up to two years, fined, or both.

“For the second and other offences thereafter, a person can be jailed up to five years, fined or sentenced to both upon being found guilty, ” he said.

In Beaufort district, a 40-year-old man under mandatory quarantine was issued a compound after breaching quarantine on Oct 29.

The person, identified as Chang Yau Tian, is said to have gone out of his house at 9.25am, to go to the Beaufort district office for hand in a form.

“The form has got something to do with the local Chinese communities leader (Kapitan) matters, ” he said.

He said Chau was wearing the quarantine wristband and was supposed to stay home for 14 days.

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