KPDNHEP Leads Ops Samar to Check for SOP Violations at Business Premises

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PUTRAJAYA (August 23): The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is leading Operation Samar which involves inspections by more than 2,000 law enforcement officers, including customers infiltrating premises sales representatives, to verify violations of standard operating procedures (SOP) within the framework of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

KPDNHEP Deputy Director of Execution (Operations) Shamsul Nizam Khalil said in a statement today that a compound of RM 10,000 could be immediately issued to traders during operations for violation of SOPs.

He said SOP compliance checks were carried out on August 21 and 22 in Penang, which falls under the first phase of the PPN, adding that traders’ compliance with the SOPs was satisfactory.

According to him, KPDNHEP handed over the complex to owners of premises in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang, for failing to post the maximum number of customers allowed on their premises.

“This action is a message to traders on the seriousness and commitment of the ministry in the implementation of Ops Samar to monitor compliance with SOPs under the NPP throughout the country,” he said. .

The government previously announced relaxations for 22 sub-sectors of commerce and distribution authorized to operate under the PPN phases in accordance with prescribed SOPS, among which owners of commercial premises should ensure that their customers present their digital vaccination certificate. Covid-19 as proof that they completed their jabs before being allowed on the scene.

“It should be noted that opening up this sub-sector does not mean traders have the freedom to ignore SOPs set by the government. The ministry hopes all parties can work together to stimulate and revive the economy. national “, he added. .

He said that between May of last year and yesterday, the ministry inspected a total of 737,821 premises with 840 compounded cases amounting to RM 4.4 million.

“Based on statistics, compliance with SOPs in the distribution sector is at a very satisfactory level with 98.74% of locals adhering to SOPs, while only 0.08% of locals have been worsened and 1 , The remaining 06% of the premises having received warnings, ”he said. .

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