Covid-19: Throw the book at those peddling fake vaccination certs, says MMA


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) wants authorities to go all out in their investigations into fake Covid-19 vaccination certifications and bring those involved to face the full force of the law.

MMA president Dr Koh Kar Chai said the heaviest punishment should be meted out as it “is a serious offence which could put countless lives in danger”.

“It is shocking that more than 5,000 vaccination certificates were issued by the clinic located in Gombak to individuals without giving vaccinations.

“We will not allow a few black sheep to tarnish the good name and reputation of the profession,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 18).

He said the MMA would support the sternest action taken against any medical practitioners found to be involved in such “irresponsible and criminal acts”.

“For registered practitioners, their licence to practice can be revoked by the Malaysian Medical Council. The Private Facility Enforcement Unit at the Health Ministry should also take other stern measures, such as immediate closure of their premises and charge those found to be involved in court,” he said.

He added that the MMA received a complaint on Monday from an individual on fake vaccination certificates and that it would lodge a police report, adding that the public could email complaints to secretary@mma.org.my. – Bernama

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