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Stricter Measures For SOP Flouters, Including Factories, Construction Companies, Says Muhyiddin

Stricter Measures For SOP Flouters, Including Factories, Construction Companies, Says Muhyiddin

The Prime Minister gave an update today on what the government is doing to fight Covid-19.

Hakim Hassan

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The government will impose stricter measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said that the government will focus on factories, construction sites and workplaces as they contribute the highest number of infections.

Based on the latest data, he said, the stats show that 59% of the Covid-19 infection cases come from these places.

As of 3 February, he said that 197 businesses have been issued warnings while 34 of them have been ordered to close down due to violating the SOPs.

Muhyiddin also said that government is looking at increasing fines for repeat offenders and the police has issued compounds to 82,141 individuals so far.

He said that the government is aware that if a total lockdown can lower the infection curve but it will devastate the economy, hence why they opt to not do a total lockdown.

Based on his announcement today, the government is looking at:

  • Immediate closure instructions for business premises that do not comply with the rules and SOPs set by the Government
  • Legal action against business owners, franchisees, franchise operators and other stakeholders in the business organization chain
  • Legal action against the foreign labor management chain includes employers, supplier suppliers, key contractors, sub-contractors and individuals
  • Higher compound action against repeat offenders or offenders who have been warned
  • Imprisonment of offenders in violation of rules and SOPs; and
  • Disciplinary action against Civil Servants who do not comply with the Rules and SOPs including to the Head of Department regarding the implementation of the Work From Home policy

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