KUALA LUMPUR: City police have refuted claims of double standards in handling the daughter of a VIP who allegedly violated the recovery movement control order (MCO).
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said they are aware of the issue that had gone viral on social media recently.
"On Aug 22, at around 1.20am, a police team raided a pub at Jalan Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, here.
"Upon checks, police arrested a 37-year-old man believed to be the premises manager along with a Bangladesh man and three Filipinas believed to be working there," he said in a statement Wednesday (Aug 26).
He said checks revealed the premises was operating without valid permits.
"We also detained 20 men and nine women who were believed to be customers there.
"They were allegedly in the premises beyond the permitted time allowed under the recovery movement control order (MCO)," he said.
He added that investigation papers were opened for alleged violations of the Immigration Act, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Entertainment Act and Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020.
"The four foreigners, aged between 33 and 52 years old, have been remanded for 14 days.
"The 29 patrons aged, between 21 and 48 years old, have been issued with RM1,000 compounds," he said.
Comm Mazlan said that police do not practice double standards and would never compromise with any individual, including children of VIPs who have violated the recovery MCO.
"The necessary action according to the law has been taken," he said, adding that anyone with information should contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or go to the nearest police station.
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