The cafe owner had previously gone viral for sharing her dissatisfaction over being fined.
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In an attempt to unmask the truth, a cafe owner in Segamat, Johor released CCTV footage to make her case against getting fined RM1,000 for not wearing a facemask out in public, when there was no one else around.
Nur Izzati Aqilah Lokman Hakim posted up a video on social media showing the moment she was approached by police officers at a parking spot near her store
The clip showed the woman exiting her car before a police patrol MPV pulled over and four officers appeared on the screen.
Nur Izzati writes that the footage was evidence there was no one other than herself, her child and the police officers when she was issued the fine.
Aku bukan nak give up awal ke apa. tapi nampaknya kes aku ni mcm xda future ja 😅 hadoiii. da bagi bukti cctv tempat x sesak pun senyap je. video duration 6 minit yg aku ada. tp x reti nak post video panjang. aku redha. tunggu mahkamah maha Esa je la. ha gitu. 4 polis, aku, anak2 https://t.co/iCYBtPHYTD pic.twitter.com/DPqy1uG8S4— kakti (@kakti64) January 21, 2021
On 20 January 2021, Nur Izzati received a compound from the Segamat District Police for not wearing a face mask in a public setting.
She described the incident as an injustice because the government had previously made it clear that it was okay for people to not have masks on in public if there was no one else around.
Can you imagine, I just stepped out of my car to get my kid in the passenger seat, not in a crowded place…They gave me a fine. Because I’m not a politician. All the other stores around my cafe were closed.Nur Izzati via Twitter
Nur Izzati also revealed that she had sent a personal plea to Johor Police Chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay to review her charges.
Aku ada post da kat sini sebelum ni. tapi org kata x boleh nampak comment aku. I respect angt dgn Dato’ Ayob sbb I know how he works. cuma I hope sngt Dato’ Ayob dapat pertimbangkan video ni 🥺 pic.twitter.com/GvxVWJCoUp— kakti (@kakti64) January 22, 2021
However, Ayob Khan had explained in a statement that investigations proved that there were other people around the area at the time she was fined and that Nur Izzati’s claims to dispute the fact were untrue.
There was a cafe employee who was wearing a face mask at the time… So her statement that there was no one else around and that the place was not crowded is not true.Ayob Khan via NST
She further stated that her case might already be a lost cause and is presumably no longer pursuing to have her charges removed.
At this point, I wouldn’t mind paying the RM1,000 but all I want is for the people to know that I am not lying about the fact that I was not in a crowded area.Nur Izzati via Facebook
Typing out trending issues and walking the fine line between deep and dumb.