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Covid-19 Positive Voter Fined RM1,000 For Going To Johor Poll Centre

Covid-19 Positive Voter Fined RM1,000 For Going To Johor Poll Centre

She was under a mistaken impression that she could vote although she was still under home quarantine.

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Today, a dutiful voter was unfortunately fined RM1,000 for inadvertently breaking SOPs during the Johor state election.

The woman, who was under mandatory Covid-19 quarantine, went to the Dewan Kampung Melayu polling centre in Larkin today, 12 March.

She was with her mother to vote for the Larkin state seat and returned home alone.

According to Malay Mail, the woman in her 30s was under the mistaken impression that she could vote in person despite testing positive for Covid-19 and still under home quarantine.

Johor Baru district health inspector Mohd Azrul said the woman’s MySejahtera health status was shown to be in red.

She had to pay an RM1,000 fine and was told to report to the Johor Baru district health office within 14 days. She was also told to go home immediately after getting the compound notice.

Her mistake could be due to the previous announcement by the Health Ministry (KKM), which has since been debunked.

An audio clip shared on 11 March purportedly issued a directive on a method to facilitate voting by Covid-19 positive persons in the Johor state elections.

KKM posted a Facebook post to inform the public to disregard the audio clip and said it had never issued instructions for the Johor elections as claimed.

KKM directed the public to refer to the rules by the Election Commission (EC) and National Security Council (NSC) instead.

READ MORE: Johor State Election: PUI And PUS Voters Can Cast Their Ballots At Polling Stations On 12 March, Says EC

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