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Teenagers fined RM30,000 for participating in birthday gathering

The seven of them had illegally crossed the state border from Negeri Sembilan to Melaka.

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Seven teenagers between 14 and 18 years of age were slapped with compounds totalling RM30,000 after illegally crossing into Melaka from Gemas, Negeri Sembilan, to attend a friend’s birthday gathering.

Alor Gajah district police chief Supt Arshad Abu said the teenagers were detained as they gathered in front of the house of the birthday girl in Taman Baiduri, Pulau Sebang, at about 5pm yesterday.

“The 17-year-old girl who had organised her birthday gathering was issued a RM4,000 compound and all seven teenagers were detained and taken to the Pulau Sebang police station for violating the SOPs of movement control,” he said in a statement today.

He urged the public to adhere to the government’s directive to remain at home, adding that action could also be taken against owners of premises who allow gatherings to be held.

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