NEWS

MBSA council member, three friends fined RM1,000 each for violating MCO

Bernama

Published

CORONAVIRUS | A member of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and his three friends who were detained for violating the movement control order (MCO) while playing badminton at a hall were fined RM1,000 each by the Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court.

Selangor police Covid-19 operations spokesperson, ACP Mohd Ismail Muslim said the four offenders were fined yesterday after they pleaded guilty to the charges under Regulation 11 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

“The four individuals later paid their fines,” he said at a media conference in Shah Alam today.

Last Friday, the MBSA council member and his three friends were detained for playing badminton at a hall in Section 25, Shah Alam, while the MCO was in force.

Meanwhile, Mohd Ismail also stressed that the ban on performing prayers in a congregation at mosques and suraus is still in effect until the MCO has ended.

"If the MCO is extended until Ramadan, Muslims and worshippers are still not allowed to perform terawih prayers in mosques and suraus except the imam, bilal and siak,” he said.

Commenting on the RM1,000 fine on individuals for defying MCO, Mohd Ismail said since it was implemented yesterday, 24 individuals had been issued the compound.

Therefore, he hoped the people would comply with MCO to break the Covid-19 infection chain.

- Bernama


Keep up with the latest information on the outbreak in the country with Malaysiakini's free Covid-19 tracker.

Malaysiakini is providing free access to the most important updates on the coronavirus pandemic. You can find them here.

Help keep independent media alive - subscribe to Malaysiakini.?

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.

Advertisement