MCO violators face up to RM10,000 fine under amended Emergency Ordinance from March 11


PETALING JAYA: Those who breach movement control order (MCO) regulations may be fined up to RM10,000, according to the e-Federal Gazette.

The Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, which was published on the Federal Gazette website on Thursday (Feb 25), stated that the fine of up to RM10,000 would come into operation on March 11, 2021.

The new Section 25 of the Emergency Ordinance now reads:

"25. The director-general or any authorised officer, may ... compound any offence under this Act or any regulations under this Act ...(a) in the case of a person who is an individual, a sum of money not exceeding ten thousand ringgit."

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