Police to arrest errant restaurant operators and diners

Datuk Aidi Ismail (Facebook Pic)


By Jack Lapidus

THE police will not hesitate to arrest stubborn coffee shop operators and patrons who continue to flout the Movement Control Order (MCO), said Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail.

He said the police was joining hands with local councils to enforce MCO throughout the state, Borneo Post reported.

“Our approach is to advise, warn and arrest if they still refuse to obey (the order),” he said when commenting on a number of coffee shops in Kuching, which were still serving their dine-in customers despite the MCO coming into effect today.

Meanwhile, Kuching Central Police Station officer-in-charge ASP Ahmad Abang led several a team to patrol several areas under his jurisdiction to make sure that business premises selling non-essential items and services are not open.

“There are also a few shops selling clothes and shoes opened and we had instructed them to close immediately, until March 31,” he said in a video posted by Borneo Post Online.

The police will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis during the two-week period.