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Journalist Gets RM1,000 Compound For Breaching SOP While Covering Johor Candidate Nomination Ceremony

Journalist Gets RM1,000 Compound For Breaching SOP While Covering Johor Candidate Nomination Ceremony

The other journalist got away with a warning while the others got off scot-free for doing the same thing.

Adeline Leong

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A journalist became the first individual to be compounded RM1,000 at the candidate nomination centre (PPC) N44 Larkin in Johor for breaking SOP.

According to Malay Mail, a journalist from Sin Chew Daily Johor, Weng Kian Yong, 42, was fined for failing to observe physical distancing during the candidate nomination ceremony at Dewan Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Johor Bahru.

Sinar Harian reported that the journalist was interviewing an independent candidate Norramadan Buan at the event.

I only got close to the candidates to get their personal details such as their names, pictures and phone numbers. I didn’t think my actions would be seen as a wrongdoing because I was the only one who got compounded while there were other journalists who did the same at the same time.

Sin Chew Daily journalist Weng Kian Yong.

Another journalist from Malaysia Gazette, Khairulanuar Yahaya, 47, was just given a warning from the Health Ministry (KKM) officer.

I accept the warning and see it as the officer carrying out his duty. I’ll be more careful while carrying out my duties.

Malaysia Gazette journalist Khairulanuar Yahaya told Harian Metro.

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