A VIP's Daughter Has Been Arrested For Being At A Pub Past 12AM

She was among 29 customers arrested for being at the pub past the permitted hours during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Cover image via Astro Awani & New Straits Times

The daughter of a very important person (VIP) has been arrested by police during a raid at a pub in Kuala Lumpur on 23 August

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) raided the pub located on Jalan Rahim Jajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) at 1.20am on Sunday.

The daughter of a VIP was among 34 people arrested in the raid, reported New Straits Times.

She, along with 28 other individuals, was nabbed for patronising a pub beyond business operation hours permitted during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

The other five individuals arrested are believed to be workers at the premise.

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Image via New Straits Times

Under RMCO, nightclubs and pubs are only allowed to operate the restaurant side of the business, while all other activities are strictly prohibited. The rule also allows businesses to operate until 12am only.

Hence, anyone still inside such premises after midnight will find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

In a statement, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim asserted that no individuals are above the law - not even a child of a VIP

"The KL police will not practise double standards and will never compromise towards any individuals, including the child of the said VIP who was found to have breached RMCO standard operating procedures (SOPs)," said Mazlan in the statement.

The KL police chief urged those with information to reach out to them.

As of press time, some media have named the VIP in their reports, while Malaysiakini merely mentioned that the VIP is said to be an opposition politician.

KL police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim

Image via Harian Metro

Police have also found that the pub is operating without a licence

According to Bernama, the case is currently being investigated under:

- Section 55B of the Immigration Act 1959/63: Employing one or more persons other than citizens or Entry Permit holders who do not have a valid pass

- Rule 39(b) of the Immigration Regulations 1963: Abuse of pass

- Section 76 of the Excise Act 1976: Sale of liquor without licence

- Rule 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas)(No.7) Regulations 2020: Contravening any of the provision under the Regulations

It is learned that four foreign nationals working at the premise were remanded for 14 days for further investigations, while the 29 customers were each slapped with a RM1,000 compound.

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