When there is a demand, there will almost always be supply.
And there's apparently demand for a copy of a digital vaccination certificate, apparently.
Please do not buy fake certs
On Saturday (7 August), Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a set of relaxed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Malaysians who have received both of their COVID-19 vaccination doses.
Among some of the things that fully-vaccinated Malaysians can do include interdistrict and interstate travels, participate in social activities and dine-in at restaurants (depending on where they are, of course).
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for the full list.
Now, with Malaysians clamouring for some bit of freedom, they are already finding ways of abusing the system.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan told Malay Mail
that they have been alerted to the illegal sale of fake digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates on social media.
Over the weekend, some irresponsible Malaysians have started putting up advertisements, promoting COVID-19 vaccination certificates in the form of an ID card on Facebook for as low as RM15.
The ID card displays information such as a photograph of the holder of the digital certificate, and the person's vaccination details at the back.
As falsifying and selling vaccination certificates are highly illegal, Abd Jalil said the police have started investigations into allegations on the sale of such digital certs.
"Investigations are currently being conducted under Section 22 (d) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988," he was quoted as saying in a statement.
If you happen to encounter such posts, Abd Jalil wants you to report it to the authorities immediately.