Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said it’s regrettable and disappointing that the event was organised without following the rules set.
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The organisers of the 100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysia Family Aspirations) event has been fined RM1,000 under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342), for failing to ensure physical distancing yesterday (9 December).
According to Malaysiakini, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the RM1,000 fine is the maximum allowed under Act 342.
We regret the SOP violation in KLCC. A fine has been issued to the organiser & police summons counter has been shut immediately. We will continue to monitor & will not hesitate to take further action if organisers still fail to ensure SOP compliance. pic.twitter.com/JvxmzbhLlf— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) December 10, 2021
When the Road Transport Department (JPJ)’s mySIKAP system went down, the crowd thronged the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre exhibition hall in order to pay the discounted JPJ summonses in person.
The JPJ and Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) discount counters at KLCC are immediately closed starting this afternoon (10 December).
The police will inform the public how to go about paying the summonses soon.
Khairy added that it was regrettable and disappointing that the official government event broke the standard operating procedures and the rules set.
Netizens have also called out the double standards to ban the Kavadi procession for Thaipusam, and the Chingay celebrations in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.
They also brought up the issue of receiving numerous SMS-es to promote government events.