MCO violation: Perak govt appeals for lower fines against matriculation students


BATU GAJAH: An appeal is being made to lower the fines slapped on six Perak Matriculation College students in Gopeng, says state health committee chairman Mohd Akmal Kamaruddin.

He said his office is now assisting the students to have the fines reduced and would even pay on their behalf.

"We are aware of the incident and are now in the process of pleading for lower fines.

"We will try our best. My office is willing to help the students pay for the fines," he told reporters when met at the Ramadan bazaar at Dataran Orkid here on Tuesday (April 20).

A photograph of the said incident went viral on Twitter on Monday (April 19) where several state Health Department officers were seen issuing RM1,500 fines to the students for violating Covid-19 SOP.

The tweet by @NabilAmirul4 has been retweeted over 30,000 times and has irked many users on the social media platform.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a reply to @NabilAmirul4 on the thread, said the department will be looking into the matter and assured that actions would be taken.

Mohd Akmal also urged the public to trust the officers who are working hard to curb the spread of Covid-19.

"They are only doing their job. The officers have worked hard to break the Covid-19 chain.

"Please trust them to have the best intention of stopping the virus from spreading," he said.

"There is no ill-treatment (aniaya) from the officers. I hope everyone will remain calm as this matter is being resolved," he added.

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