The state government of Perak has yet to receive any reports regarding SOP non-compliance by jetty operators and visitors to Pangkor Island.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, however, strict compliance towards SOP is of utmost importance to ensure that the tourism bubble concept of Pangkor Island is recognized.
“Public safety must be prioritized to prevent emergence of any COVID-19 cases or clusters stemming from the jetties as entrances to the duty-free island.
“We’ve established a special committee to monitor SOP compliance by the jetties.
“Should any one of them be found flouting SOPs, the government and other authorities involved in the watch reserve the right to take action against them.”
She commented during a media session at the Seri Kepayang flats in Ipoh after contributing six tablets to its community library today (September 28), when asked by certain parties about claims that the jetties are allowing visitors to pass through without thorough checking of their status on MySejahtera.
“Actually, we were previously informed of this situation, although the state government has not received a full report regarding further non-compliance.
“With that said, we’ve warned the operators to prevent such an incident from happening again.
“As such, I urge all tourism players involved in the bubble concept to adhere to existing SOPs,” she stressed.