Saturday, November 27, 2021

No one is above the law, says PM on RM10,000 compounds

He says everyone who breaches health SOPs will be fined, whether commoners or VVIPs.

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No political party or person is above the law, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said even when the country is under Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan, the clear SOPs announced based on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) must be complied with at all times.

“We won’t compromise. There’s no difference between commoners and VVIPs, both will have to face the compound. No one is above the law, so I hope everyone will comply with the SOPs,” he told a press conference after launching the National Vaccine Development Roadmap and Malaysian Genome and Vaccine Institute in Bangi today.

Ismail said this in response to media reports on the RM10,000 compound issued to several political parties for defying the SOPs, including to Barisan National for launching its election machinery and to Melaka PKR for holding a social event, both relating to the Melaka polls.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had said that all activities, gatherings or social events related to the Melaka polls are prohibited from Oct 25 to Nov 27 to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection.

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