Siti Nurhaliza and husband fined RM10,000 each for breaching SOP

SHAH ALAM: Popular local singer Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza and her husband Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa were issued a RM10,000 compound each for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) during the tahnik ceremony for their second child.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri along with Ustaz Azhar Idrus, Ustaz Don Daniyal and Ustaz Iqbal were also issued with RM2,000 compounds each.

"Three of Khalid Mohamad's sons were issued with RM2,000 compounds as well.

"We received the police report on the matter on May 3. The investigation into the breach of Covid-19 SOP was subsequently completed and referred to the chief prosecutor's office.

"They then decided the compounds should be issued for failing to maintain physical distancing during the ceremony," he told a virtual press conference via Google Meet on Thursday (May 27).

It was reported that police had earlier detected an article from an online news portal on the dissatisfaction of people online over the tahnik ceremony which was held at the celebrities' residence at Bukit Antarabangsa here.

"Several pictures were also posted with the article showing the attendance of a number of VVIP's and a renowned religious preacher to the ceremony.

"The article also stated that the VVIP's and a preacher attended the ceremony without police permits for interstate travel as they stay outside of Selangor," Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak had said previously.

He added that the article also claimed that the ceremony was conducted without complying with Covid-19 SOP.

"We have also received a report on the issue and investigations are ongoing under Rule 19 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021," ACP Mohamad Farouk said.

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