Covid-19: 18 fined for SOP violations in Penang


BUTTERWORTH: Police have issued compounds to 18 individuals who failed to comply with standard operating procedures for the movement control order 3.0 here.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor (pic) said two men, aged 60 and 66, were arrested at the Jalan Sungai Nyior roadblock in Butterworth for allegedly trying to cross the border without a valid permission letter.

“Both of them were travelling from Sungai Petani in Kedah without any documents to travel interstate.

“Five men, aged between 23 and 35, were arrested for gathering at Bagan Ajam in Butterworth at 12.30pm.

“All of them failed to maintain physical distancing and were compounded by the Butterworth police station chief.

“A 40-year-old man in Kepala Batas was compounded for failing to control the number of customers in his premises.

“A total of 10 customers, aged between 20 and 40, who were in the premises, were compounded for not scanning the MySejahtera QR code and not practising physical distancing.

“All of them were issued compounds for failing to follow the SOPs, with the customers being fined RM4,000 each and the owner was fined RM20,000, ” he said in a statement on Friday (May 14).

ACP Noorzainy said all those arrested paid their fines.

He urged the public to be responsible and always adhere to the SOPs to flatten the curve of Covid-19 infections.

“Do stay at home if there are no urgent matters.

“The police will not compromise with any parties and individuals to make sure that the SOPs are strictly followed, ” he said.

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