Yesterday (19 April), Twitter user @NabilAmirul4 uploaded a picture showing a few students being issued a fine by authorities for not wearing a mask on campus. They were allegedly fined RM1,500 according to the original posting. The Twitter user also mentioned that their 6 month allowance at the college only racked up to RM1,250.
According to the consequent tweets, the incident took place at Kolej Matrikulasi Perak and the officers were there for a separate occasion, which was to investigate food poisoning at the cafe on campus.
The post has since gone viral with over 31k retweets.
Take a look:
student matrikulasi perak kene kurung for the whole semester but end up kkm masuk cafe pergi kompaun RM1.5k dekat student… KEPALA HOTAK DIA @KKMPutrajaya kitorang punya elaun pun 6 bulan RM1250 jeh hanat… pic.twitter.com/XILpBnGQe2
— Bel🇲🇾 (@NabilAmirul4) April 19, 2021
A video was also taken at the scene.
Here it is:
Beria kan nak saman budak☺️
Biasalah kami marhaen je😊 pic.twitter.com/tImWmTmsZJ
— ReenyMarinyy💜 (@ireen_0000) April 19, 2021
The DG of our Health Ministry Dr Noor Hisham has since responded to the viral post, stating that they will look further into the matter after many complaints have been lodged due to the incident.
Muar MP Syed Saddiq has also chimed in, highlighting that there was a double-standard when it comes to how fines are being issued.