Celebs fined RM1,500 each for failing to wear masks

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney General’s Chambers has given the go-ahead for the police to issue compounds to seven celebrities who flouted the movement control order’s standard operating procedure for not wearing their masks during a buka puasa event that took place at a hotel here in April.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the AG’s Chambers recommended that Nurin Afiqah Zulkifli, Nur Heliza Helmi, Nur Hazwani Helmi, Ahmad Faizal Yaakob, Wan Mawar Sahputri Wan Abdul Rashid and Siti Nur Iman Alysaa Sahabuddin be issued a compound each.

They were fined RM1,500 each.

“The organiser of the event, Ariz Ramli from Rindu Raudah Sdn Bhd, will also be issued with a RM10,000 compound for failure to ensure all guests wore their face masks,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Police started investigating the buka puasa event, which was held at a hotel in Bukit Bintang on April 29, after pictures of these celebrities went viral.

Social media users had criticised the attendees for not adhering to the SOP.

A Twitter user going by the handle @ixyanimohd asked what had happened to the SOP, considering that in Kelantan, no events, dine-ins or bazaars were allowed, and the user also asked where was the fairness for the burger seller who was fined RM50,000 recently.

The user also posted four images showing the attendees failing to observe physical distancing.
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