A family of six in Selangor were collectively fined RM6,000 for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO) by going to the supermarket together
According to New Straits Times, Sabak Bernam district police chief Agus Salim Mohd Alias said the family was detained at 12.45pm on Saturday, 11 April.
The family members range from 19 to 48 in age.
"Among the offences committed was going against the order of an enforcement official, entering a supermarket as a group, (and) not practising social distancing," said Agus Salim.
"All the individuals were compounded according to Regulation 11 of the Regulations and Control of Infectious Diseases 2020."
The family was given two weeks to pay up their fines
Agus Salim also urged the public to adhere to the MCO, adding that police will not hesitate to take severe action against those who disobey the order that was enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning earlier this month, police started issuing RM1,000 compound notices to those flouting the MCO
Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said anyone found disobeying the MCO will be brought to the police station before being handed the compound notice, reported Free Malaysia Today.
"If they refuse to pay the compound amount, they may request for trial," he said during a press conference announcing the fine on 8 April.
"RM1,000 is not a small amount, so please do not take this lightly and help us break the COVID-19 chain of infection."
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