Civil servant caught for allegedly forging interstate travel letter

Zainuddin led a house-to-house operation in several locations across the city to check for any violation of SOP on interstate travel. - Bernama

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A civil servant’s attempt to return to Putrajaya on Monday (May 25) was halted by the police for allegedly forging the date on his letter of approval for interstate travel.

Kedah police chief Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob said the man in his 40s had initially gone back to the state with his family and stayed in Pendang, and they were given the permission to return to Putrajaya on May 17.

However, as they began their journey, the policeman who inspected the permit issued by Putrajaya police found that the movement date had been illegally altered from May 17 to May 25.

"He is being investigated under Section 468 of the Penal Code for forgery and they were not allowed to return to Putrajaya,” Zainuddin told reporters here Tuesday (May 26).

Earlier, Zainuddin led a house-to-house operation in several locations across the city to check for any violation of standard operating procedure (SOP) on interstate travel issued by the government.

Zainuddin said the Kedah police would intensify vehicle inspection at entry and exit of the state to ensure the public comply with the SOP.

"Previously, we screened those who returned to Kedah, but now we will be screening those leaving the state to see whether they were allowed to do so or had cheated their way into the state.

"We will conduct roadblocks at both toll entry and exit until Kedah is totally free from Covid-19,” he said. - Bernama

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