40 fined for being in Sibu cafe that operated longer than allowed hours

Stanley Jonathan Ringgit – Picture from Sinar Harian

FORTY individuals were compounded between RM1,500 and RM10,000 in Sibu, after they were found at a cafe in Jalan Adam that was open beyond the permitted operating hours under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) yesterday.

Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said they comprised the cafe’s owner who was slapped with a RM10,000 compound, while eight workers and 31 customers, were fined RM1,500 each.

He said that during the 10.45 pm inspection, carried out by a team of police and Sibu Municipal Council enforcement officers, all the patrons and workers were found inside the premises beyond the permissible operating hours and it was in breach of CMCO.

He added that the cafe, which sells BBQ food and alcoholic drinks, is always busy with customers.