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100 Days On, Case Of Minister Who Evaded Quarantine Still Under Investigation, Says AG

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100 Days On, Case Of Minister Who Evaded Quarantine Still Under Investigation, Says AG
You guys remember that minister that evaded quarantine SOPs upon returning from Turkey a few months ago?

If you don't remember, we don't blame you because it's been about 100 days since the incident happened. 

Just to recap, the whole issue started after Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali violated a 14-day mandatory quarantine order upon returning from a work trip to Turkey.

Instead of staying put at home, the minister attended a string of events and even appeared in parliament about a week later.





When asked for an update on the case, Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun said that the attorney general's office was still examining the investigation papers.

"We are in the midst of examining the investigation papers before deciding on further action," he said when contacted by Berita Harian

Why so long?

Of course, after learning about the comments made by the AG, our Malaysian netizens could not help but question the delay. 

Most said that taking this long for such a simple case just did not make sense and showed that there were definitely double standards with regards to how ministers and everyday Malaysians are punished under the law.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

But didn't he pay a fine?

While many were enraged at how long the AG is taking to investigate, others were confused as they remembered reading reports of Khairuddin paying a fine relating to the offence. 

Technically he did, but this current investigation is a different one. 



The earlier fine of RM1,000 that Khairuddin paid was a compound issued by the Health Ministry for the offence. 

Additionally, he is also being investigated under Section 22 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 324 over claims that he had breached mandatory quarantine.

A report by New Straits Times detailed that at least 27 police reports had been lodged over the matter.

So, now, we wait and see. 
 
 
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