‘Govt to spell out RM10k compound offences’

Working together: Takiyuddin (right) exchanging views with Azlan while on a working visit to the Perlis Legislative Assembly Complex in Kangar. — Bernama

KANGAR: The government will spell out the offences which are subject to a RM10,000 compound under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 to clear any confusion on its implementation, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) said the matter would be discussed at the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee meeting today.

“We will maintain the ordinance on RM10,000 compound for individuals and RM50,000 for companies.

“The government will resolve the issue of its implementation, including on the issuance of summonses to violators, ” he said after a working visit programme for the Joint Chairmen of the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee here yesterday.

Also present were Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man.

Takiyuddin said if it involved minor violations such as not wearing a face mask, it was not appropriate to compound offenders RM10,000.

“The law needs to be firm but at the same time we need to exercise discretion to strike a balance, ” he said.

He stressed that the main aim of issuing compound notices was not to punish but to educate people and help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country. — Bernama

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