The police have issued compound notices against celebrity Neelofa and her husband PU Riz over violations of Covid-19 preventive measures at their wedding and honeymoon.
Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the TV host-entrepreneur, whose full name is Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, was fined for two offences, the first as the organiser for failing to adhere to the requirements on SOPs for social functions during the CMCO, by failing to ensure a minimum of one metre in social distancing.
“The second compound is for breaching interstate travel regulations by taking part in activities not permitted by police. No discount will be given for the compound,” he said today (April 27).
To refresh, police have said that the permit for interstate travel to Langkawi issued to Neelofa and three others were only for work purposes and not for a honeymoon.
ACP Mohamad Zainal said Neelofa’s husband, Muhammad Haris Mohd Ismail, or commonly known as PU Riz, was issued an RM10,000 compound for breaching interstate travel regulations too.
“No discount will be offered as well,” he added.
Compound notices were also issued out to 20 members of Neelofa’s family who were fined RM1,500 each, for a total of RM30,000, for failing to ensure the minimum appropriate social distancing during her nikah ceremony.
“The compounds will be issued to all those involved today, totalling RM60,000. Therefore the police are advising the public to continue adhering to the CMCO, of which failure to do so will result in legal action,” he urged.
ICYMI, both Neelofa and Haris were criticised online after photographs of their wedding on 27 March showed that attending guests were seated close to one another without social distancing. Further controversy erupted when the newlyweds were photographed enjoying watersports activities on the holiday island of Langkawi in Kedah shortly after.
Neelofa initially said she did not have to justify her trip to the public and had even mocked critics by saying that they had given her free publicity with their criticism over the affair.
As the public backlash failed to subside, she was later reported apologising over any SOP breaches in the two matters, whether such breaches were done knowingly or beyond her knowledge.