RM159,000 Worth of Compound Issued in 30 Days of MCO in Labuan

LABUAN: A total of RM159, 000 worth of compounds were issued to individuals in the duty free-island here for defying the standard operating procedures (SOPs) since the reinstated of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in January 13.

Labuan acting police chief DSP Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Ghani said among the violations committed by the 159 individuals include not practising physical distancing, not wearing masks and not providing record-keeping facilities at the entry of premises.

“Other offences recorded were the interstate travel via illegal routes, ‘hanging out’ with friends and jogging on beaches and more than two people in one vehicle.

“If the violators fail to pay the compound amount, they will be tried in court. They are given two weeks to settle the amount at any Health Department offices,” he said after making a visit to an MCO roadblock at Jalan Tun Mustapha here.

Ibrahim said more than 151, 883 vehicles were checked in Labuan since the MCO was reinstated.

He also reminded the people to continue observe the SOPs despite some relaxation (reunion dinner) for the Chinese New Year celebration tomorrow (Feb 12).

“With the new easing of SOPs, I urge the people to continue to abide by the SOPs…in the previous MCOs, it was very strict, but now a little bit relaxed,” he said.