The offences are now split into three categories.
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Movement Control Order (MCO) offences now have three categories with the maximum fine reaching up to RM10,000 said Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.
In a press conference today with Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, he also said that discounts will be offered for early payments and a new SOP team will be formed to ensure that Malaysians abide by the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
There are three categories for MCO offences
- Offences that cause a high risk of transmission or infect the community on a large scale.
- Offences resulting in high infection risks but lower impact on the community.
- Offences resulting in low infection risks and zero impact to the community.
Some of the offences under category 1:
- Medical practitioners who don’t disclose to the Health Ministry the existence of an infectious disease – RM5000 compound
- Refusing to comply with any instructions issued by the authorized officer – RM5000 compound
- Any individual who has committed an offense of entering or being in a pub or nightclub, including areas such as restaurants inside a pub or nightclub – a maximum compound of up to RM10,000.
- Business owners who disobey the order, will be charged the maximum compound of RM50,000.
Some of the offences under category 2:
- Travelling into Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) areas – Compound of not exceeding RM3,000.
- Refusing to comply with orders by authorized officers in EMCO areas – Compound of RM4,000.
- Refusing to share information – RM4,000 for individuals, RM20,000 for businesses.
Some of the offences under category 3:
- Individuals who don’t wear masks in public places – Maximum compound RM10,000 but first offence is RM1,500.
- Not using MySejahtera or via the premises’ logbook to register – Maximum compound RM10,000 but first offence is RM1,500.
- Individuals who do not practice social distancing – Maximum compound RM10,000 but first offence is RM1,500.
You can get discounts if you pay early
Takiyuddin said that if the compound is paid within the first week, a 50% discount will be given and if it’s within 2 weeks, the individual will get a 25% discount instead.
He also added that there will be no discounts if the compounds are paid after the 14-day period.
For those who can’t pay the fines, he said that individuals and companies can still appeal to the Health Ministry for further reductions.
Takiyuddin mentioned four officers that can reduce the fines:
- State Director-General
- State Deputy Director-General
- District Health Officer
- District Epidemiology Health Officer
In this pandemic, we need laws to control, not to punish or torture the rakyat and the Health Ministry and police have told their officers to issue the compound as a last resort.Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan
There’s a SOP compliance team now
Takiyuddin said there is a new SOP Team made up of the police, military and various other agencies to ensure that the masses comply with Covid-19 SOPs.
He said that the team will sport an armband and will advise the public to adhere to the SOPs, but will issue compounds if the situation requires it.
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