Selangor MB did not flout any laws during visit to water treatment plant, says private secretary

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  • Monday, 02 Nov 2020

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pic) did not flout any laws when he visited a water treatment plant on Oct 4 following water disruption in the state, says his private secretary and special officer.

Saifudin Shafi Muhammad said that the Mentri Besar did not breach the home surveillance order (HSO) as alleged after Amirudin had gone to Sabah during the state polls.

"This is in line with the statement by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Sept 22 that individuals returning from Sabah did not have to undergo quarantine," said Saifudin on Monday (Nov 2).

His statement comes following the Mentri Besar's office receiving investigation papers on the matter from the police on Monday morning.

According to Saifudin, Amirudin is being investigated under Section 15 and 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 for allegedly breaching the Health Ministry’s quarantine order.

“The Selangor Mentri Besar had returned from Sabah on Sept 28 and underwent a swab test and screening for Covid-19 at KLIA. The test was negative and in accordance with the Federal Government’s directive, individuals who were tested negative did not require quarantine,’’ said Saifudin.

He added that Amirudin was also given an exclusion letter for the HSO following the results.

However, Saifudin said Amirudin still went on a self-imposed quarantine to take necessary precautions.

He added that Amirudin would give his full cooperation to the police to facilitate investigations.

Ismail Sabri had said in September that those returning to Peninsular Malaysia from Sabah must undergo a swab test but were not required to be quarantined.

He added they were advised to observe self-quarantine at home on their own accord for at least a few days even if their swab tests came out negative.

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