Langkawi police: No compound notices issued on island resort’s first day of reopening


LANGKAWI: Not a single compound notice was issued here on Thursday (Sept 16), the first day this island resort reopened under the travel bubble scheme, says the police.

Langkawi OCPD Asst Comm Shariman Ashari said although no compound notices were issued, police would continue monitoring standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance among locals and tourists alike.

“So far, SOP compliance among the public at tourist attractions has been good,” he said during a SOP compliance operation at the popular Pantai Cenang area.

ACP Shariman said police will take a “softer approach” at the initial stage by advising tourists to keep the SOP in mind, but will not hesitate to act against those who violate the rules.

He said during this period, an additional 150 police personnel will be assigned at strategic locations and tourist hotspots to ensure there are no SOP violations

“I hope tourists as well as the locals in Langkawi will strictly follow the SOP wherever they go. This is important for all of us so that there will be no spread of Covid-19 infection,” he added.

About 3,000 fully-vaccinated Malaysians arrived on the first day of the reopening of Langkawi, mainly by flight or ferry.

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