Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Six remanded in Terengganu over fake vaccination certs

The case is believed to be related to the recent arrest of a doctor over a similar issue.

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Six men suspected of receiving payment for fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates in Terengganu have been remanded to facilitate investigations.

Terengganu Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief M Zambri Mahmud said the suspects, aged 35 to 57, who were arrested last night, were remanded from today until Saturday under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

The remand order was granted by magistrate Engku Nurul Ain Engku Muda at the Marang Magistrate’s Court today following an application by the police.

Zambri said the suspects were believed to have received payment in return for fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates that they had failed to provide for their customers.

“Police received reports (from the customers) that they had made payments for the certificates, but the suspects allegedly did not give the certificates to them,” he said when contacted today.

Zambri said police believed the case was related to the arrest of a private clinic doctor in Marang last Saturday who was suspected of issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates for fees of between RM400 and RM600.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a total of 1,900 individuals were found to be dealing with the clinic for vaccination purposes. However, police are still investigating the number of people who received the fake certificates without getting the shots.

The remand order against the doctor ended today. He was released on police bail pending further action by the public prosecutor.

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