Deputy Speaker to answer over SOP breach

BATU PAHAT: Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon will be called up by police after a photo of him seemingly violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedure went viral on social media.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said police began an investigation after the photo emerged.

He said in the photo, Mohd Rashid, who is the Batu Pahat MP, is seen dining with two women in what is believed to be a farm in Batu Pahat district.

He said the photograph showed Mohd Rashid seated around a table without wearing a face mask, beside two women and a man, and not practising physical distancing.

“A report has been filed and an investigation paper has been opened under Regulation 17(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021,” ACP Ismail said yesterday.

He added that Mohd Rashid and the others involved would be called up for questioning.

The Deputy Speaker was also in hot water recently after a video of him eating durian at a farm without wearing a face mask and practising physical distancing with others present there went viral too.

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