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Kantoi! Johor Waitress Arrested For Faking Covid-19 Test Results To Skip Work

Kantoi! Johor Waitress Arrested For Faking Covid-19 Test Results To Skip Work

13 people had to get tested and the restaurant had to close temporarily.

Hakim Hassan

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Usually diarrhoea or severe headache would be the go-to option for folks who don’t feel like going to the office but one teenager in Johor just took it to a new level as she submitted fake Covid-19 test results to skip work.

Based on reports from Malay Mail, the 19-year-old waitress was arrested by the police for submitting the fake result after her employer decided to lodge a report.

Iskandar Puteri district police chief ACP Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said that the 32-year-old employer was given a letter via WhatsApp which says that the waitress contracted the virus and was not able to go to work.

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Credit: Malay Mail

The police added that the employer had to immediately close his restaurant and went to a clinic together with 12 other workers to take the swab test after receiving the message.

Tests concluded that all of them were negative

It’s reported that the girl – who started working on Monday – admitted to the employer upon questioning that she did it because she was not comfortable being a waitress and didn’t feel like going to work.

The case right now is being investigated under Section 420/468 of the Penal Code for falsifying the test results and the police will seek to remand the girl for further investigation.

According to the Penal Code, Section 420 carries a jail term of not less than one year and not more than ten years – with whipping and a fine while Section 468 has jailtime of up to seven years plus fines.

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