Following police investigation, it’s been revealed that popular singer Siti Nurhaliza and husband, Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, have been fined RM10,000 each for breaching Covid-19 SOPs during the tahnik ceremony for her 2nd child, Muhammad Afwa held earlier this month.
Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed revealed that other guests who attended the event, including Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, along with Ustaz Azhar Idrus, Ustaz Don Daniyal and Ustaz Iqbal, in addition to Datuk K’s 3 sons were also issued with a RM2,000 compound each.
“We received the police report on the matter on 3rd May. The investigation into the breach of Covid-19 SOP was subsequently completed and referred to the chief prosecutor’s office. They then decided the compounds should be issued for failing to maintain physical distancing during the ceremony,” Zulkifli said in a virtual conference.
It was previously reported that police were investigating accusations that the ceremony had flouted the SOPs for the Conditional Movement Control Order. As stated by Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Farouk Esha, the investigation was carried out under Regulation 19 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2021 following a police report lodged over the matter.
To quote commentators on social media, these fines are nothing to these wealthy people and that’s why some of them continue to flaunt SOPs blatantly. Do you agree?