A Caucasian woman, who first refused to wear a mask at a Dior boutique in Suria KLCC and later at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC), has been identified and will be called in for questioning soon
Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahaya said that Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is investigating the incidents that were caught on videos by onlookers and later spread online.
"Yes, I can confirm that the woman in question has been identified," The Star quoted him as saying.
According to Noor Dellhan, the police have opened investigations against the woman for breach of standard operating procedures (SOPs) under Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act and Rule 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations.
The woman is believed to be in her 50s
Astro Awani reported that the authorities have already taken statements from three witnesses.
"The next step will be completing the investigation papers as the final investigation process," Noor Dellhan said.
If found guilty, the woman could be slapped with a fine of RM10,000 and six months in jail.
The Caucasian woman was first seen arguing with Dior boutique employees while refusing to wear a mask in a viral video
In the video which was uploaded on Twitter on 27 October, she can be heard saying that she was threatened by an employee at the door while she was trying to enter the Dior boutique.
"When I went to walk in, he put his hands on me and pushed me!" she said, adding that the employee "can't stop" her as they "don't own the shop" and moreover because Malaysia is "a free country".
Following which, she was reportedly seen maskless at BSC next
According to a report in Malay Mail, a Twitter user shared that it was the same woman.
"This time, she wanted to enter BSC but was denied entry because she wasn't wearing a mask and it seemed like she was arguing with the guard at about 10 am this morning. She then left the entrance after she was done recording him. I managed to film her trying to enter the entrance of BSC as I was sitting in a cafe Burrow KL, which was opposite the mall’s entrance," the Twitter user said.