Last month, Malaysia’s number one singer, Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza, made headlines after she and her husband organised a private tahnik
event for her newborn son.
The event was attended by close family members, several renowned local Muslim preachers, as well as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.
Angry netizens accused the singer for flouting standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the event and questioned how several guests who attended the event managed to obtain the permission to travel interstate.
You get a fine, everyone gets a fine
Police reports were lodged, investigation ensued and finally, the verdict is out.
According to The Star
, Siti Nurhaliza and Datuk Khalid Muhammad Jiwa (also known as Datuk K) have been fined RM10,000 each for violating COVID-19 SOPs.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri along with Ustaz Azhar Idrus, Ustaz Don Daniyal and Ustaz Iqbal were also issued with RM2,000 compounds each.
Datuk K’s three other sons were also slapped with a compound of RM2,000 each.
Arjunaidi added that the fined was issued after guests failed to maintain physical social distancing at the event.
Kudos to the authorities for deciding on the fine. May double standards among VIPs and celebrities cease to exist.