Minister Khairuddin Says He Is Donating 4 Months Of His Salary To COVID-19 Fund

The Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister has also apologised for flouting the mandatory 14-day quarantine rule, for which he has been fined RM1,000 by the Ministry Of Health.

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Khairuddin Aman Razali, who is the Plantations and Commodities Minister in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration, has apologised for breaching COVID-19 quarantine rules after returning from overseas

In a statement today, 22 August, Khairuddin said that he apologises to all Malaysians for the mistake.

"As a Minister, I am responsible for complying with the rules and standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO)," added the PAS politician.

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Taking responsibility for the breach, for which he has been fined RM1,000 by the Ministry Of Health (MOH), he said that he will donate four months of his salary to the National Disaster Relief Fund

"To show my responsibility towards the matter, I will return my salaries as a minister from May until August this year and contribute the amount to the COVID-19 Fund, under the MOH," he said.

"I have also donated the salaries received for March and April this year to the same fund."

Based on this, Khairuddin will not be taking home any salary since being appointed to the Plantation Industries and Commodities portfolio in the PN administration in March 2020.

Meanwhile, he said that will continue to work hard and redouble all his efforts and energy to carry out the task as a minister to ensure that all citizens involved in plantations and commodities always benefit.

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