Excerpt from an interview with NST:

The Malay Chambers of Commerce Malaysia hoped the government would not adopt a blanket approach when penalising companies and businesses found violating the guidelines and SOPs on Covid-19 prevention.

Its deputy president Norsyahrin Hamidon said while he agreed that harsher penalties should be slapped on entertainment outlets, since such businesses were prohibited throughout the implementation of the Movement Control Order 2.0 (MCO 2.0), he reckoned the government should exhaust all avenues, including beefing up enforcement against errant quarters.

“There is enforcement on the ground, but we feel that it can be intensified to ensure that everyone, whether they are companies, businesses or individuals, complies with the SOPs introduced by the government to stem the outbreak.

“Having said that, the government should come up with a clear guideline if it decides to push ahead with increasing the fine (against businesses and companies found breaching SOPs),” he said.

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