IPOH: Chemor, a harbor crane manufacturing factory in the Kinta Free Industrial Zone, was immediately closed after it was found to be in breach of the Movement Control Order (MCO) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid (pix) said the factory had closed because it was not listed under the essential services sector.

“When the factory applied to the Department of International Trade and Industry (Miti) for permission to operate, it claimed it was listed as an essential service.

“However, during our review, we found that the factory is listed in the Not Essential Category and is not operational.

“We decided to shut it down immediately and a link was issued,” he told Bernama and RTM today following an MCO 3.0 SOP Integrated Enforcement Operation.

Mior Faridalathrash said the operation was carried out simultaneously today in two districts, Batu Gajah and Kampar, involving Perak Miti, District Health Office, Department of Labor Peninsula Malaysia, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Immigration Department and Civil Defense Force were.

Meanwhile, Mior Faridalathrash said that from June 1 through yesterday, 4,055 MCO 3.0 SOP compliance inspections were conducted in industrial areas nationwide.

Of the total, he said, 16 were issued for disregarding the SOP, including three factories in Tapah and Batu Gajah counties that were immediately closed for operating without a permit.

“We will continue integrated operations in the other counties to ensure all factories are in compliance with the SOP and government-set regulations,” he added. – Bernama