SOP violations: 32 issued with compound notices for playing badminton in JB


JOHOR BARU: Thirty-two people were issued with a RM1,500 compound notice each here for playing badminton, which violates the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP).

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Rupeah Abd Wahid said the compound notices were given during a raid conducted at a badminton court in Batu 6, Jalan Skudai, here.

“A raid was conducted based on a public tip-off on Tuesday (June 15) at about 5.35pm where we arrested 32 males aged between 18 and 44.

“The suspects were busy playing badminton which is one of the prohibited activities listed by the National Security Council (NSC) during the lockdown,” she said in a statement here on Thursday (June 17).

She added that all suspects were issued with a RM1,500 compound notice for violating the lockdown as well as not maintaining physical distancing.

“We have also issued a RM2,000 compound notice to the premises owner,” she said, adding that the total compound notice given was RM48,500.

All of the suspects have been released and are required to pay their fines at the Johor Baru District Health Office.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated case, Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said a 73-year-old man was killed after being run over by a trailer at KM9 Jalan Muar – Yong Peng, Parit Yaani.

“The incident occurred at about 1.40pm on Thursday.

The victim identified as Nasri @ Ashari Emok, who was riding his motorcycle, was trying to cross the road from Jalan Lintang Luar heading towards Simpang Parit Aton.

“The victim was suddenly run over by a trailer that was driven by a 28-year-old man who was travelling from Yong Peng towards the Sri Medan direction,” he said.

The victim suffered a serious injury on the head and was pronounced dead at the location by the medical team while the lorry driver was unharmed.

The case is investigated under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving leading to death.

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