Ten arrested in Kampar for working in factory during self-quarantine period

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  • Sunday, 22 Aug 2021

KAMPAR: The police have arrested 10 people, including nine foreign workers, who were found working in a factory at the Gopeng Industrial Area when they were supposed to be in self-quarantine.

Kampar OCPD Superintendent Hasron Nazri Hashim said the foreign workers, aged between 25 and 40, and their 32-year-old supervisor were arrested during a raid on Saturday (Aug 21) at about 12.30pm.

"A check on the tags found that they were supposed to be in self-quarantine from Aug 18 to 27.

"We also found that the supervisor ordered the nine foreign workers to stay at the second floor of the factory so they could start work at 8am," he said in a statement on Sunday (Aug 22).

"The Kampar Health District office issued the wrist tags on Aug 20," he added.

Supt Hasron Nazri said all 10 were being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code for a negligent act that could spread an infectious disease and Rule 16 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) (National Recovery Plan).

"They have all disobeyed the standard operating procedures under the second phase of the NRP.

"Once completed, the investigation papers will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor's office for further action," he added.

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