Police: No compromise on those not complying with MCO

Policemen are seen advising senior citizens to refrain from conducting their routine social activities at Persiaran Kabor.

MIRI: The police here will not compromise with any individual found not complying with the 14-day movement control order (MCO), which started .

Police chief here ACP Lim Meng Seah urged members of public to strictly adhere and observe the nationwide order.

“Action will be taken against those who ignore the order under Section 22 of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

“Those found guilty can be jailed for two years or a fine, or both on conviction,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Lim also said several eateries were found to have disobeyed the order yesterday. They were found to have allowed dine-in when in fact they were only allowed to offer take-away and delivery services.

“As it was the first day (Wednesday), we only gave them warning.”

The police, he added, also found a group of senior citizens enjoying their meals and several playing chess at Persiaran Kabor in Taman Jade Manis area.

Persiaran Kabor or better known by locals as old folks’ street is a popular place for social gathering among senior citizens here.

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