BN issued RM10,000 compound for violating SOP


KUALA LUMPUR – The Kepong Health Office has issued a RM10,000 compound to Barisan Nasional (BN) for violating the standard operating procedures (SOP) of Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

In a post on its social media platform, the Health Ministry (MOH) said the compound under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) was issued following a social event held at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTC) last night.

MOH also uploaded a photo of the notice being addressed to BN executive secretary Mohamad Sahfri Ab Aziz which stated that the coalition had committed an offence under Regulation 16(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations for failing to observe physical distancing.

The notice also stated that the compound offer would last until Nov 9.

BN had allegedly violated the SOP during the launching of its machinery for the Melaka state election at WTC which was attended by its chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

Last Sunday, the MOH imposed a ban on any election-related gatherings or social activities including the launching of the election machinery, effective from Oct 25 until Nov 27.

According to the SOP of Phase Four of the PPN updated by the National Security Council on Oct 22, the organisation of events in halls or outdoor are allowed with 50 per cent attendance capacity while physical distancing is a must.

The Election Commission set Nov 8 as the nomination day for the Melaka state election and Nov 20 for polling.