No, it isn’t an offence

KUALA LUMPUR: Failing to update one’s health status on the MySejahtera application is not an offence under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and should not be compounded.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in this regard, the compounds which had been issued by any enforcement officer on the alleged offence should be cancelled.

“Enforcement officers are also urged not to misinterpret the standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced by the government,” he said in a statement on the movement control order (MCO) here, today (June 7).

On Saturday (June 5), it was reported that 29 workers of an oil and gas company were compounded RM2,000 each while two chicken processing factory workers were issued an RM1,500 compound each for not updating their health status on the MySejahtera application when entering the work premises.

Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid was later quoted as saying that the compounds would be cancelled. – Bernama