Clearing the compound confusion: List of MCO offences and fines out soon


PETALING JAYA: The list of Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) offences and the fines for flouting them has been finalised by the authorities and will be available online soon, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) detailed the offences and their examples that were subject to the maximum RM10,000 compound under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (Act 342).

“The government has decided that the offences under Act 342 are classified into three categories, ” he said in a press conference.

The press conference was held jointly with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba at the Health Ministry headquarters on Wednesday (March 17).

The details and examples are as below:

Category One:

Any offences that involve high transmission risk of the virus and that lead to a wide-scale impact to the community.

Examples:

Private medical practitioner who fails to inform the Health Ministry of a positive Covid-19 case - RM5,000

Refusal to listen to the instructions by an official empowered by Section 11(3) of Act 342 - RM5,000

Refusal by an infected person or a person suspected to be infected to listen to instructions by health authorities - RM5,000

Entering a pub or nightclub, or an eatery within a pub or nightclub - RM10,000

Companies who are opening a pub or nightclub for operation - RM50,000

Category Two:

Any offences that involve high transmission risk of the virus but would not lead to a wide-scale impact to the community.

Examples:

Entering an enhanced movement control order (MCO) area without permission - RM3,000

Refusal to listen to instructions by authorised officials regarding the enhanced MCO - RM4,000

Refusal to listen or to give information concerning the prevention of disease - RM4,000 for individuals, RM20,000 for companies

Category Three:

Any offences that involve low transmission risk of the virus and would not lead to a wide-scale impact to the community.

Examples:

Failure to wear masks - RM1,500 for first time offenders

Failure to record details on MySejahtera or on the log book before entering premises - RM1,500

Failure to maintain physical distancing - RM1,500

Premises owners operating beyond the allowed hours - RM10,000

The document containing the full list of the offences will be made public online on the National Security Council (NSC) website, Takiyuddin said.

He also clarified that discounts of up to 50% will be given to individuals who pay within two weeks, while those who face serious difficulty in settling their compounds can appeal to the Health Ministry through several channels.

More to come

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