A man was issued with an RM10,000 compound for violating the Covid-19 SOP by not registering his details at the restaurant he went to yesterday (11 March).
His report which shows the compound for an individual who failed to scan the MySejahtera application at a restaurant in Cheras, has gone viral. While many netizens claimed that the man had actually registered his details using other means as his phone battery died, police said that it’s not true.
Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said the compliance operation task force performed an inspection at the restaurant around 7pm.
“The task force has issued a compound on an individual for not scanning the MySejahtera app or registering his details manually on the registration book prepared. A compound of RM10,000 was issued on those who violated the SOP in accordance to the Emergency Ordinance,” he said when contacted today (March 12) according to The Star.
ACP Mohamed Mokhsein then dismissed allegations that the individual had actually used other means to register his details too.
ICYMI, the enforcement of the RM10,000 fine for those who breach Covid-19 SOPs is now effective. However, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said those who have been slapped with the RM10,000 compound fine can appeal and the fine may be lowered.
He said police had recommended that repeat offenders and those who cause the spread of the virus be hit with heftier fines while those with lesser offences can have their fines reduced. He also mentioned that the actual amount will be decided by the Health Ministry’s district health officer (PKD).
He had said that while the compounds are set at a maximum of RM10,000, the final amount is at the discretion of the PKD.