Don't think you are 'special', Dr M ticks off VIP MCO violators


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  • Saturday, 18 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: Don't think you are more "special" than others, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tells those holding government posts who allegedly violated the movement control order (MCO).

"It seems some of those holding government position are deemed 'more special' than others when they violate the MCO.

"The government should set a good example. They should follow the rules they themselves made, but it looks like they think they are 'more special'.

"In Malaysia, we follow the rule of law. The laws do not discriminate. The rules made (for MCO) were based on the laws and must be applied to all," said Dr Mahathir.

Speaking from his home in Sri Kembangan in a video message, Dr Mahathir was asked to comment on various cases of those holding positions in the Perikatan Nasional government allegedly violating the MCO.

The latest case was that of Deputy Health Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Noor Azmi and Perak state exco Razman Zakaria, who were seen in viral pictures enjoying a meal with about 30 others, including students, at a tahfiz in Lenggong.

The photos, which were first posted on Noor Azmi's Facebook account, were later deleted after many started questioning why they were violating the MCO.

Before this, others questioned why Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar went to visit his predecessor Datuk Seri Ahmad Said at his house.

Another instance was Deputy Rural Development Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamad, who was pictured in a Facebook post enjoying lunch with a group of Umno members during the MCO period.

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