TANJUNG MALIM: Three of Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali’s family members have had their statements recorded by the police over investigation into the minister’s breach of self-quarantine.
The Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister said apart from him, his family members had their statements recorded in Bukit Aman on the same day as him on Thursday (Aug 27).
The Kuala Nerus MP said he was satisfied with the investigations conducted and urged the people to allow the police to do their job.
“I was at Bukit Aman from 8.45pm until 10.45pm.
“But, let’s just leave it to the police, ” he told reporters when met at Dewan Tan Sri Ghazali Jawi in Slim River near here Friday (Aug 28).
“And unlike some of the news that was reported, it was the first time I went to Bukit Aman to give my statement, ” he said.
He also had his statement recorded in Parliament on Wednesday (Aug 26).
On Aug 7, the Health Ministry slapped Khairuddin with a RM1,000 fine for breaching the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 (Act 342).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador had said that the police had opened an investigation paper on the minister for failing to observe the compulsory home quarantine order after returning from Turkey on July 7.
Khairuddin said he also told the police of his trip to Turkey.
“It was a semi-formal trip, where I negotiated a project in Terengganu.
"We also had meetings with industrial players in Turkey along with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council to discuss the possibility of exporting palm oil," he said, adding that at least 300,000 tonnes of palm
oil would be imported to Greece and some countries in the Balkans via a hub in Turkey.
Khairuddin said that the investigation has not affected his work.
“I will continue to do my work and have already issued my apology.
“I have returned my salary from May to August as a contribution to the national Covid-19 fund under the Health Ministry, ” he said.
“It was a human error, ” he added.