KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): The Enforcement Division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has inspected a total of 615, 996 premises nationwide from May 13 last year, until Saturday (June 26).

KPDNHEP, in a statement on June 27, said out of the total number of premises inspected, 574 cases were recorded of non-compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 or Act 324.

It said that, based on the statistics, the compliance level of the distributive trade sector was satisfactory, with 98.54% of premises complying with the SOPs, while only 0.1% of premises were compounded, and the remaining 1.27% were given advice and issued with a warning.

It added that from June 1 to June 26, a total of 44,903 premises were inspected by the Enforcement Division, and 388 cases were found to have failed to comply with the SOPs, involving companies and individuals, with a total value of compounds amounting to RM2,141,500.

“Among the types of offences recorded are failing to check-in using MySejahtera or log books and carrying out unauthorised activities. Many offences were detected at various premises, including grocery stores, mini markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets,” the statement read.

In addition, a total of 132 complaints were received from the public from June 1 to yesterday, and all of them have been investigated.

To ensure the effective implementation of Phase One of Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan for the distributive trade sector, KPDNHEP has mobilised a total of 2,262 enforcement officers nationwide to ensure full compliance with the SOPs at all retail, wholesale, distribution, and restaurant business premises.

“KPDNHEP recommends all industry players under the distributive trade sector in particular, to ensure the SOPs are fully complied with by their employees and customers.

“Business premises owners must always be proactive, sensitive and ensure compliance with SOPs is always at maximum level, to ensure safety of their premises and so the public can be protected, while not creating new Covid-19 clusters under the distributive trade sector,” it said.

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