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Selat Klang state assemblyman compounded RM1,000 for violating CMCO during Aidilfitri

SHAH ALAM (May 29): Selangor state assemblyman for Selat Klang, Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari has been slapped a RM1,000 compound for hosting an Aidilfitri gathering of more than 20 people recently.

Shah Alam District Police Chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said the order to impose the compound was issued by the deputy public prosecutor today after Abdul Rashid was found to have violated the standard operating producer (SOP) of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

“We received the order from the deputy public prosecutor to compound him (Abdul Rashid) as the organiser of the Aidilfitri gathering.

“Police will contact Abdul Rashid to be present at the Shah Alam District Police Headquarters to be issued the compound letter,” he told reporters here today.

Baharudin said based on investigations, the guests who were present at the official residence of the exco member in Section 7 during the Aidilfitri celebrations were Abdul Rashid’s supporters.

However, he said, Abdul Rashid who is also chairman of Selangor Bersatu did not expect the number of people who attended the gathering to exceed the number of invited guests.

The investigations into the case are being conducted according to Regulation 7(1) of the The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations (No 6) 2020. 

Last Wednesday, a photograph went viral on the social media showing Abdul Rashid with more than 20 people outside a house during the recent Aidilfitri celebrations.

Netizens have since questioned whether the SOP of the CMCO did not apply to the VIPs.

Last month, deputy health minister Noor Azmi Ghazali and Perak executive council member Razman Zakaria were fined RM1,000 for the offence.

This was after Noor Azmi posted photographs online of him and his entourage visiting a religious school in Lenggong on April 17, where they shared a meal and failed to adhere to adequate social distancing measures.

Early this month, the daughter of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid and her husband Saiful Nizam were fined RM800 for breaching the MCO when they travelled from Kajang to Putrajaya on April 20 without permits.

Nurulhidayah and her spouse were investigated after she posted photographs online of a meeting with deputy environment and water minister Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad and de facto Islamic affairs minister Zulkifli Mohamad.

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