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Celeb Neelofa and family slapped with RM60,000 compounds for breaching Covid SOPs

Neither she nor her husband have been allowed a discount on their compounds.

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Celebrity businesswoman Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and 20 of her family members have been slapped with a total of RM60,000 in compounds for violating Covid-19 SOPs, police said today.

Neelofa was compounded RM20,000 for failing to abide by health SOPs during a wedding event she had organised, as well as for breaching the terms of an interstate travel permit issued by the police.

Neelofa’s husband Muhammad Haris Ismail was meanwhile issued a RM10,000 compound for a similar offence of breaching the travel permit.

Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the other family members were issued compounds of RM1,500 each for failing to abide by social distancing rules.

Zainal said neither Neelofa nor her husband were allowed a discount on their compounds.

“Police advise the public to continue complying with the conditional movement control order. Failure to comply allows action to be taken under the provisions of the law still in force,” he said.

Under the government’s guidelines, Covid-19 offences are categorised as serious, moderate and normal with compound amounts corresponding to the severity of the offence.

A serious offence is one that causes large-scale community transmission and has a high impact on the community; a moderate offence is one that causes high virus transmission but does not have a significant impact on the community; while a normal offence involves low-risk transmission and has no impact on the community.

High-profile individuals who have been issued compounds so far include former prime minister Najib Razak, who was fined for failing to check in with the MySejahtera app when visiting a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.

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