PUTRAJAYA: A woman has been issued a RM2,000 compound for visiting her policeman husband together with her children while he was on duty at a roadblock here on Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
The incident went viral on social media with users claiming that it was a clear breach of standard operating procedures (SOP).
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Fadzil Ali said public reaction to the incident was varied.
"Investigations revealed the incident occurred at the roadblock along Persiaran Selatan heading towards Dengkil on May 13.
"The policeman and his family also live here in Putrajaya," he said in a statement on Sunday (May 16).
He said the woman and her children came in two vehicles to visit her husband and hand over some Hari Raya delicacies as he was working during the festive period.
"On allegations that they went there in one vehicle, which was against SOP, no compound was issued as they came in two separate vehicles.
"We however issued a RM2,000 compound to her on May 15 for visiting her husband on Hari Raya Aidilfitri which was against Rule 17 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations," he said.
ACP Mohd Fadzil initially said the woman's actions were viewed as a wife's duty to give moral support to her husband who was on duty.
"However, public interest trumps individual interest and the police do not want such acts to be made into excuses by other families of those on duty, whether it is on Hari Raya or normal days.
"We will not compromise on SOP violations and will take action against those responsible regardless of whether they are civilians or police personnel," he said.