Individuals who violate the Covid-19 pandemic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) may be subject to fines of up to RM 10,000 from 11 March onwards.
This action will be taken based on the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, uploaded to the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) official online portal today via a federal government gazette.
On top of that, The ordinance also holds that up to RM50,000 can be fined to businesses or companies that violate the SOPs.
The government had gazetted the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, which was promulgated as a proactive measure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.
The 18-provision ordinance, which took effect on Jan 11, was gazetted on Jan 14 after it was promulgated by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
The ordinance, among others, states that an independent special committee will be established to advise the King on the continuing existence of the grave emergency threatening the security, economic life and public order of the federation arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the other news; few activities such as meeting and busking are allowed starting from March as per press conference by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri yesterday.