Quarantine violation: Cops to call up S'gor MB to give statement

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The police will call up Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic) to Bukit Aman soon to give a statement on the claim that he breached a self-quarantine order to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deputy director (investigation/legal) Deputy Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said investigations are being carried out following a statement on Amirudin’s Twitter account apologising for the matter, saying he did it to check on the water disruption in Selangor.

"He has been called up to give a statement soon to help with the investigation and several witnesses will also be called up, ” he said Saturday (Oct 24).

The case is being investigated under Section 15 and Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 for not complying with a valid directive issued by any authoritative officer.

Earlier this month, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani was reported as saying that the police were looking into a case involving Amiruddin over his apology through social media for breaking the home quarantine.

On Oct 4, Amirudin, through his Twitter account, apologised for having to leave quarantine to solve the river pollution issue that caused two water treatment plants (LRA) - Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi - to cease operations.

In the same posting, Amirudin said he took the necessary precautionary measures, including wearing a facemask, and that the screening test, which he did twice, found him negative for Covid-19.

He visited the Sungai Semenyih LRA to inspect the pollution situation with Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

Amirudin was ordered to undergo home quarantine by the Health Ministry upon his return from the Sabah state election in September. - Bernama

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