Sarawak police officer, school principal get hefty fines for breaking SOP


Desmond Davidson

Two people in Sarawak have received heavy compounds for breaking the state’s strict Covid-19 rules in an effort to emphasise the importance of standard operating procedure, says deputy chief minister Douglas Uggah. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 16, 2021.

THE officer-in-charge of a police station (OCS) and a school principal in Miri were slapped with hefty compounds “as a lesson to the others” after violating Sarawak’s strict standard operating procedure on Covid-19 prevention, said state disaster management committee chairman,Douglas Uggah.

The deputy chief minister said the police officer was found to have had “an activity that failed to adhere to the SOP” while the principal failed to wear a mask when participating in a gotong royong programme at the school.


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