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Kedah MB settles RM1,500 fine for SOP breach

Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had violated health SOPs by test driving a car at Juru Auto City in Penang last month.

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Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor was served a compound fine of RM1,500 for violating Covid-19 prevention SOPs in a test drive case at a vehicle sales and exhibition centre at Juru Auto City, Penang, on June 5.

The compound issued by the police was handed over yesterday and paid for by an aide to Sanusi at the Kota Setar district health office at around noon yesterday.

“Yes, the compound was handed over (to Sanusi) yesterday. The fine was RM1,500 and was paid at the Kota Setar district health office,” the menteri besar’s special media officer Mohamad Helmi Mohamad Khalid said when contacted today.

Photos and videos had gone viral on social media showing an individual believed to be Sanusi test driving a car at a time when the country was under a full lockdown and vehicle sales centres were not allowed to operate.

The police subsequently conducted an investigation in accordance with Section 269 of the Penal Code and Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures in Local Areas of Infection) Regulations 2021.

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