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Govt to list out offences subject to RM10,000 compound

Law minister Takiyuddin Hassan says the matter will be discussed at a meeting tomorrow.

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The government will spell out the offences which are subject to compounds of RM10,000 under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 to clear any confusion on its implementation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Takiyuddin Hassan.

Takiyuddin, the minister in charge of law, said the matter would be discussed at the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee meeting tomorrow.

“We will maintain the ordinance on RM10,000 compounds for individuals and RM50,000 for companies but the government will resolve the issue of its implementation, including on the issuance of summonses to violators,” he said after an event in Kangar today.

He said it would not be appropriate to issue compounds of RM10,000 for minor violations such as not wearing a face mask.

“The law needs to be firm but at the same time we need to exercise discretion to strike a balance,” he added.

He said the main aim of issuing compound notices was not to punish but to educate people and help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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