Wednesday, September 29, 2021

45 at Kuantan restaurant fined for breaching SOPs

They were fined between RM1,500 and RM2,000 for failing to adhere to SOPs including the use of MySejahtera and the practice of physical distancing.

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Forty-five customers at a restaurant in Jalan Teluk Sisek, Kuantan, were fined between RM1,500 and RM2,000 for failing to adhere to SOPs under the recovery movement control order.

Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the compounds were issued after an inspection at 11.55pm yesterday which found, among others, that the customers had not practised physical distancing.

“Two of the customers were also fined for not scanning their entry using the MySejahtera application. One of them, when asked, showed us a backdated registration which was on April 21.

“We found they were crowding tables although there were many empty tables available and the excuse given was that they were not aware of the one-metre rule,” he said in a statement today.

Noor Yusof said the restaurant’s management was issued a compound fine of RM10,000 for failing to ensure that customers comply with the SOPs.

“The management told us that they had advised the customers but they refused to listen. To us, the restaurant should have called the police or the city council enforcement (division) under that situation,” he said.

Noor Yusof added that he hoped this would be a lesson to the public and management of eateries in Kuantan to comply with the SOPs in curbing the spread of Covid-19.

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