KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The management of condominiums or residential areas do not have the authority to impose fines or compounds on residents who violate standard operating procedures (SOP).
This followed a viral post on social media about a one-year-old child who was fined RM100 by the management of a condominium in Ampang for not wearing a face mask while in the elevator.
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said only the Health Ministry (MOH) had the power to issue the compound through the police subject to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.
"So far we have not given the authority to the management of condominiums and apartments or any office to take action. The management's authority is only limited to maintaining and managing the property.
"So what the management did in the Ampang condominium is wrong and cannot be done. So I hope they withdraw the RM100 compound," he told a press conference on the development of the Movement Control Order (MCO) here Thursday (Feb 25).
He also said the government had not held any discussions on the issuance of vaccine passports (to individuals who will receive the shots) or on the opening of the country's borders which would allow people to travel abroad again.
"There is no date set for that yet, the government is still seeking feedback from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the vaccine passport.
"This is because the government does not know what vaccines are acceptable in foreign countries to allow the entry of people from this country into their country. So this matter is still too early to talk about," he said.
He said the matter would be announced by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and the Health Ministry later. – Bernama