How much is the fine? RM1,000? Chicken feed.
Police say programme was not approved by authorities, violated SOPs
Updated 1 hour ago · Published on 16 Jan 2021 3:53PM ·
PUTRAJAYA – Police have issued a compound to the organiser of the free frozen chicken drive-through event, as the programme was held without the approval of the authorities.
Putrajaya district police chief Mohd Fadzil Ali said the compound was issued under Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, which is an offence under Regulation 15 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2021.
He said police received preliminary information about the programme held yesterday and had issued a letter informing the organiser that approval has not been given by the Putrajaya district police headquarters as the district is under the movement control order.
“The frozen chicken distributed free on a first-come-first-serve basis had resulted in traffic congestion as people had thronged the location,” he said in a statement today.
Checks by police found that physical distancing was difficult to implement among the crowd and standard operating procedures were not adhered to by the organisers and public members.
He said police would not compromise with anyone in enforcing the law during the MCO period.