IPOH: A teenager in Kamunting was slapped with a RM5,000 compound notice for removing her Covid-19 home quarantine wrist tag.
Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Osman Mamat said a video of the act was uploaded on Tik Tok by the 17-year-old and had gone viral.
"We came across the 31-second video that showed the girl removing the red-coloured tag without permission from the Health Ministry on Monday (Aug 2).
"She cut the tag because she wanted to go out," he said, adding that the girl had taken a swab test on July 31 and was on a home-quarantine order while waiting for her results.
"The girl had stopped by a friend's house.
"We tracked her location and issued her the compound notice," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 3).
ACP Osman said the amount of the compound was based on the magnitude of the offence.
"She had disobeyed the instruction of the Health director-general to undergo monitoring and observation.
"We would like to advise the people to adhere to the standard operating procedures to combat Covid-19," he said.
"Any individuals found to purposely disobey the law will face action," he added.