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A police officer checks the MySejahtera app of a worker at a factory supplying heavy machinery equipment in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, on June 22, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA

Ops Patuh: Premises owners, workers, customers compounded

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 — The second day of the compliance operation (Ops Patuh) saw several people mostly premises owners, workers and customers issued compound notices for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) of Phase One movement control under the National Recovery Plan.

Despite the announcements on Ops Patuh, some individuals and premises owners still violate the SOPs by not providing temperature scanners and operating without a letter from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti).

The large scale enforcement of Ops Patuh, implemented nationwide from yesterday involved 21 ministries in collaboration with the Home Ministry.

In SELANGOR, Shah Alam deputy district police chief Supt Ramsay Embol said five compound notices totalling RM50,000 were issued to employers for operating without a Miti letter, exceeding the 60 per cent capacity and operating despite being non-essential services.

“Six compounds of RM2,000 each were issued to workers for failing to scan their body temperature while a car workshop in Bukit Jelutong and a plastic manufacturing factory in Section 16 were ordered to close immediately,” he said when met at Shah Alam District Police Headquarters today.

Meanwhile, Kuala Langat district police chief Supt Ahmad Ridhwan Mohd Nor@Saleh said two factories in the district were compounded yesterday for not providing temperature scanners and the names of workers were not on the Miti list.

In JOHOR, 77 compounds totalling RM770,000 were issued for SOP non-compliance, of which 48 compounds were issued to company or premises owners while another 29 to employees or customers.

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay in a statement today said, four premises were ordered to close immediately while eight were compounded for exceeding the 60 per cent permitted capacity and misusing Miti approval letter.

Ayob Khan said the compounds were issued following 22 operations during which 100 factories, 14 business premises, three supermarkets and three bus terminals were inspected, adding that 503 officers and staff of several government agencies were involved in the operations.

In PAHANG, Bentong district police chief Supt Zaiham Mohd Kahar in a statement today said nine local factory workers aged between 20 and 55 were compounded RM1,500 each for failing to scan the MySejahtera QR code at work.

In addition, 10 foreigners from Bangladesh, Pakistan and China aged between 20 and 40 were detained for failing to scan the MySejahtera QR code and Immigration-related offences.

He said two factory owners were each fined RM10,000 when the plants were found operating with a workforce of over 60 per cent during the Ops Patuh inspection in Bentong district yesterday.

In PENANG, 24 compounds were issued yesterday following checks on 309 business premises and 136 factories in the state.

Penang Contingent Police Headquarters in a statement informed of the total, two premises and a factory were ordered to close for failing to comply with SOPs.

— Bernama

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