Syed Saddiq has another bone to pick with Malaysian politicians who have been failing to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the RMCO.
During a Dewan Rakyat session yesterday (Tuesday, 18th August), Seputeh MP, Teresa Kok, revealed that the Minister of Plantation, Industries and Commodities, Datuk Dr Khairuddin Aman Razali, visited Turkey between the period of 3rd to 7th July.
Teresa then claimed that the minister had violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine rule when he attended a Dewan Rakyat session on 13th July. “We know that whoever travels abroad needs to undergo quarantine for 14 days. But this minister didn’t comply with the rules,” said the politician. She proceeded to question whether the government, especially the Healthy Ministry, would take action against him.
Syed Saddiq took to Twitter on the same day to vent out his disappointment towards the government’s bias in charging extremely high fines to the common people for breaking quarantine rules and SOPs but not doing the same for ministers and politicians who openly committed the same offence.
tak perlu ikut SOP.
tak perlu kuarantin.
tak perlu bayar denda, kalau kena pun paling minimum.
Makcik didenda RM8,000 kerana melanggar perintah kuarantin.
Ridiculous! Mana keadilan? Mana rasa tanggungjawab? https://t.co/SVvuPDund8
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) August 18, 2020
However, Harian Metro reported that Datuk Khairuddin’s Covid-19 test result came out as negative. According to a source, the test was taken after he arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and it took 5 hours for them to obtain the result.
“He went to Turkey (a country under the green zone category) on 3rd July after getting the permission of PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The minister will address the issue himself in the near future,” the insider stated.