Tuesday, April 20, 2021

330 fined RM10,000 each so far for flouting SOPs

Top cop reiterates that the increase in compound amount is aimed at punishing those who repeat the same offences such as not wearing face masks or observing physical distancing.

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A total of 330 people throughout the country have been issued compound notices of RM10,000 each to date for flouting movement control order (MCO) SOPs, says Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.

When contacted, he said the decision to raise the amount of compound was not to punish offenders excessively or enable the government to collect money from the public.

He said it was aimed at individuals who repeated the same offences under the MCO SOPs such as failure to wearing face masks, observe physical distancing and or provide temperature scanning facilities at their premises.

Yesterday, Hamid said the amount of compound for flouting MCO SOPs would be raised to RM10,000 from RM1,000 under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, gazetted on March 11.

An individual was served a RM10,000 compound after he failed to register using the MySejahtera application when entering a food outlet in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said an inspection also found that the individual had not registered in the registration book provided by the shop.

He said the move to compound the individual was made under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021.

“The compound was issued when the MCO SOP team was conducting a check at the location at 6.55pm.

“It must be stressed that claims of the compounded individual that he had registered himself via other channels or applications or the registration book provided by the shop were not true,” he said in a statement today.

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