KOTA KINABALU: Authorities, including the police, will not only investigate those involved in a “beer party” at a quarantine centre in Likas here, but also those who spread videos of the incident.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said the case is being investigated under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Act and the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.
“No arrests have been made. Statements will only be taken after those involved have completed their quarantine and treatment, ” he said when contacted yesterday.
He said apart from the beer drinkers, those who spread the video might also be called up for investigation.
Earlier, Hazani also mentioned that they were checking if frontliners, including medical officials and police, had in any way helped the patients bring in the alcohol.
He urged all patients to comply with the SOPs when in quarantine and to act responsibly.
Last week, a 12-second video was circulated, showing a group of patients sitting together to enjoy the drink while in the quarantine centre.
The video had caused a wave of reaction from social media users, with some saying that the authorities should not be too harsh on the drinkers as they must have been too bored and that they were not causing any nuisance.
Some, however, called for a thorough probe and stern action to be taken as alcohol consumption is not allowed in any government premises.