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Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Genting, 12 individuals were stopped, fined and expectedly sent straight back home when they tried to enter the mountain resort in Pahang without proper permits.
According to police, 10 men and two women between the ages of 18 and 58 failed to produce valid interstate travel permission from PDRM when stoped during inspections at checkpoints set up on the main road heading up the highlands on 15 September.
Each person was issued compounds amounting to RM5,000 under Regulation 17(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulation (No 2) 2021.
Besides the fine, a person found guilty of offences under the regulation can also be sentenced to no more than six months of prison upon conviction.
The public is advised to abide by SOPs and that serious consequences await those who don’t.