SEBERANG PERAI – The owner of a homestay in Kepala Batas is slapped with a RM20,000 compound for failing to control the entry of guests and caused congestion.
Seberang Perai Utara District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said, that the police issued the compound for the 40-year-old owner after they conducted the Movement Control Order (MCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) compliance operation at the area.
“10 guests with the age range between 20 and 40 were also fined RM4,000 each for failing to comply with the SOP, thus, a total of 11 compounds were issued at the location amounting to RM60,000.
“Not scanning the MySejahtera QR Code and not practicing physical distancing were among the offences committed by the guests of the homestay,” he said in a statement today.
Commenting further, Noorzainy said, two senior citizens were among those who were issued compound yesterday during a roadblock at Jalan Sungai Nyior, Butterworth for interstate travel.
“Two men, 61 and 66 years-old were on their way from Sungai Petani, Kedah and they failed to show valid documentation from the police to travel interstate.
“Besides that, five men were also issued the compound for hanging out without physical distancing at the Bagan Ajam area.
“In total, 18 compounds amounting to RM88,000 have been issued throughout the compliance operation yesterday due to MCO 3.0 SOP violations,” he said.
Noorzainy added, the police will not compromise with anyone who fails to comply with SOP to ensure that the Covid-19 outbreak can be curbed. –MalaysiaGazette