MELAKA: The plight of a food delivery driver who was issued a compound for violating the movement control order gets the attention of the state police.
Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said he will check on the rationale of issuing the compound to 29-year-old Micheal Un Chee Wee on Jan 22.
“I will check the status and the reason,” DCP Abdul Majid said when contacted on Monday night (Jan 25).
When interviewed, Un said he parked his car at Jalan Eyes of Malaysia in Kota Laksamana here at 6.50pm on Friday (Jan 22).
“Three plainclothes policemen then approached me and asked what I was doing at the site.
“I explained to them, I was waiting for the next food order to be delivered and the restaurant that I worked for was just five minutes away from where I parked,” he said.
Un said he even told the police that he had a letter from his employer to show that he was tasked to deliver food.
“The restaurant has a number of orders during MCO and each time, I have to wait at the site for the next delivery,” he said.
Un said he received a salary of RM1,400 a month as delivery driver.
“I can only pay the compound of RM1,000 in two instalments,” he said.
Un then decided to seek the help of Kota Laksamana assemblyman Low Chee Leong on the matter.
“I have to thank the Melaka police chief for looking into my plight,” he said.
Low said he will bring Un to meet DCP Abdul Majid on Tuesday (Jan 26).