Cops probing Instagram account owner over SOP violation

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KUANTAN – Police today denied the misleading statement made by the owner of an Instagram account under the name ‘Vieshantiekhan’ who said that there was no need to get police approval to travel from Selangor to Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang.

Bentong district police chief Supt Zaiham Mohd Kahar following that, an investigation paper has been opened to probe the 35-year-old local woman’s claim which has also gone viral on social media.

Investigations would be conducted in accordance with Regulation 17 (1) of the of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021, he added.

He also advised the public against making any speculation on the incident and to always abide by the rules set by the National Security Council.

Anyone found not complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set including misusing the interstate travel permit would be subject to legal action, he said in a statement here today.

The woman through the Instagram account had recently posted a picture of her having a vacation at Rimba Valley, Janda Baik with the caption: “There is no need for a letter (interstate travel permit) because the Gombak Toll Plaza is still in Selangor, (however) those who want to travel interstate are still required to provide the letter”.