Doc charged in Covid-19 vaccination certs forgery

MARANG: A private doctor has been charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with 10 counts of issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates at his clinic.

Dr Muhamad Reze Rashid, 52, pleaded not guilty to all the charges before magistrate Zur Azureen Zainalkefli.

For five of the charges, he is alleged to have wilfully, and with intent to defraud, made false records about the vaccination status of his clients at his clinic between Dec 7 and 23, 2021.

He was charged under Section 477A of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of seven years, a fine or both, upon conviction.

Dr Muhamad Reze was also charged under Section 464 (a) of the Penal Code with five counts of making a false document, namely the Vaccination Reminder Card, during the same period.

The court allowed him bail of RM25,000 in one surety and set Jan 17 next year for mention, reported Bernama

The deputy public prosecutor was Engku Ahmad Rashdi Engku Abdillah, while the accused was represented by lawyers Najib Zakaria and Azahir Nashir.

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