BUTTERWORTH – Five men, including a owner of a gym were issued compounds totalling RM18,000 after they violated the standard operating procedures of the Full Movement Control Order (MCO) during a raid at Jalan Bagan Luar yesterday.
The operation of the gym, under non-essential service was exposed after a team of police conducted the SOP Compliance Operation on the area at 5.40 pm.
The Seberang Perai Utara District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor said, five gym-goers, including a underage teenager were working out at the gym located on the third floor of the building.
He said, the 58 years-old gym owner alleged that he opened the premise at the request of his clients.
“Following that, the police issued the RM10,000 compound on the owner of the gym for flouting the SOP by opening a non-essential business.
“Compounds were also issued to four clients aged between 36 and 52 at RM2,000 each. Meanwhile, no compound was issued on the 16 year-old teenager. On the contrary, we have him a warning and advice,” he told MalaysiaGazette today.
On the relevant development, Noorzainy reminded the public, including business owners to continue to adhere to the SOP determined by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“Legal actions will be taken against those who violated the SOP without compromise,” he warned. –MalaysiaGazette