10 individuals charged in court with falsifying vaccination certificate

Date:

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten individuals have been charged in court for falsifying vaccination certificates, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Mohamed Said.

He said it involved four individuals in Sarawak, two each in Sabah and Melaka and one each in Kelantan and Perak.

One person has been convicted in Sarawak and sentenced to jail,” he said during the oral question and answer session in the Dewan Rakyat today.

He was responding to a supplementary question from Shaharizukirnain Abd Kadir (PAS-Setiu) on the number of those taken to task for falsifying vaccination certificates in the country.

Ismail said action under Section 22 (d) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) was taken against them.

Ismail said for giving false information, investigation would be conducted under Section 24 of Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988) or the Penal Code.

Section 24 of Act 342, provides a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both, if found guilty and under Section 25 of the same law, a compound not exceeding RM10,000 for individuals, and not exceeding RM50,000 for corporations, could be issued, he added.

Ismail said the Home Ministry (KDN) is committed to taking strict action against those who violate standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced under the movement control order (MCO) and the National Recovery Plan to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The Home Ministry, he said, took an approach to balance the aspects of health, as well as security and national sovereignty, in the issue on vaccination for illegal immigrants.

He was responding to a question from M. Kulasegaran (PH-Ipoh Barat) on whether the government could give flexibility to illegal immigrants for them to be given vaccination instead of detaining them for deportation to their country of origin. – Bernama

Special subsidy programme at mall tomorrow

SIBU: The service centre of Sibu MP Oscar Ling Chai Yew will embark on a special subsidy programme at the Orange Zone of Star...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Malaysians urged to unite as one family

LIMBANG: ‘Keluarga Malaysia, Teguh Bersama’, the theme for this...

MPKS-UNIMAS joint study on rural poverty

KUCHING: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) will be collaborating...

Police identify body of floating victim

KUCHING: Police here confirmed the finding of a man’s...

In dire need of new cemetery site

KUCHING: The Muslim cemetery (TPI) in Semariang is on...

Stateless children deserve education too

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah is on board with...

Swinburne University holds doodle art workshops

KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus held two...

Sarawak govt to speed up strata titles

KUCHING: The state government will speed up the strata...

Turn to mechanisation, builders told

KUCHING: Mechanisation is a way out for the housing...

Machete-wielding, car windshield-smashing man fined RM2,500

SIBU: A youth was today fined RM2,500 in default...

IVF treatment via EPF account

KUCHING: Sunway Fertility Centre offers financial assistance for In...

Uphold integrity and improve service delivery, policemen told

SERIAN: Uphold integrity, strengthen service delivery and support the...

Car skids and crashes into concrete wall, driver left injured

KUCHING: A local man sustained body injuries after his...