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Perak Matriculation Students’ RM1,500 Fine Reduced, Says Perak State Health Department

Perak Matriculation Students’ RM1,500 Fine Reduced, Says Perak State Health Department

The students were fined for breaking SOPs on campus grounds.

Anne Dorall

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Perak State Health Department Director Datuk Dr Ding Lay Ming has released a statement saying that the RM1,500 fines issued to Perak Matriculation College (KMP) students will be reduced.

This comes after public outrage and condemnation of the action taken by Perak’s health authorities.

READ MORE: Malaysians Outraged As Perak Matriculation Students Fined RM1,500 For Breaking Covid-19 SOP

According to the statement, a meeting was held by members of the Perak State Health Department and the school’s authorities. All six students who received the fine were also in attendance to file an appeal.

KMP students have more or less been trapped in their campus for 5 months now.
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As such, the fines for the students have been reduced. However, another appeal to further lower the fine has been submitted by the school’s authorities, as they claim that the students are from low income families and will be unable to pay the fine.

In response to the appeal, an investigation paper has been opened and will be brought to the Health Ministry (KKM) for further consideration.

The Perak State Health Department also rebuked the school for not making sure that SOP procedures were followed on campus grounds.

The six students were fined for breaking SOPs for not wearing a face mask, wearing a face mask improperly, and not adhering to physical distancing rules in the campus canteen.

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