Eight fined for practising silat without observing virus SOP

PETALING JAYA: Eight men received compound notices for practising silat without complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb the spread of Covid-19.Seven of them are facing fines of RM2,000 each while the eighth person, the organiser, is facing a RM10,000 compound notice, according to Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid.

He said a police team had conducted a check on a house in Bandar Utama here at around 12.10am yesterday following a tip-off.

“When they checked the upstairs landing of the house, they found a group of individuals engaging in silat without complying with the SOPs set by the National Security Council.

“The eight men were aged between 26 and 51,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said the eight men violated the SOP by visiting and gathering in a group, which was not allowed during the lockdown.

He added that the compound notices were issued under Rule 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin warned that those who failed to comply with the movement control order SOPs could face a minimum fine of RM1,500, adding that they could also be arrested and likely face trial.

Those with information on similar activities should contact the Selangor police at 03-2052 9999 or the nearest police station.

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