Langkawi Police Force: No Compound Notice Issued On First Day Of Resort Reopening


LANGKAWI: Not a single compound notice was issued here on Thursday (September 16), the first day this island resort town was reopened as part of the travel bubble program, police said.

Langkawi OCPD Asst Comm Shariman Ashari said that although no compound notice has been issued, police will continue to monitor compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) among locals and tourists.

“So far, public SOP compliance at tourist attractions has been good,” he said during an SOP compliance operation in the popular Pantai Cenang area.

ACP Shariman said police will take a “softer approach” at the initial stage in advising tourists to keep the SOP in mind, but will not hesitate to act against those who break the rules.

He said that during this period an additional 150 police will be assigned to strategic locations and tourist hot spots to ensure there are no SOP violations.

“I hope that tourists as well as the people of Langkawi will strictly follow the SOP wherever they go. This is important for all of us so that there is no spread of the Covid-19 infection, ”he added.

About 3,000 fully vaccinated Malaysians arrived on the first day of Langkawi’s reopening, mostly by plane or ferry.


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