Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said that law enforcement authorities will no longer issue warnings to factory operators who violate the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Movement Control Order and will issue fines directly to the operators from today.
The factory cluster has been regarded as one of the main reasons for the recent surge in Covid-19 confirmed cases. Therefore, the Home Minister requires all employers to comply with the SOP to flatten the Covid-19 curve.
Home Minister said that factory operators who violated the SOP will receive a warning for the last time yesterday. Starting from today, if any factory owner is found to have violated the SOP, fines will be issued. He requested that all businesses permitted to operate to follow the approval given by the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
Home Minister also stated that from June 1, more than 40 factories across the country have been issued fines for violating SOPs. He pointed out that most of the factories that were fined were not allowed to re-operate. He hoped that employers would understand that cutting off the chain of coronavirus infection is a common responsibility of the people of the whole country.