4 foreigners plead guilty to not social distancing, fined RM800

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, July 29: Four Indonesians employed as electricians here were slapped with a fine of RM800 each for not observing social distancing.

Aged between 27 and 38-years-old, they pleaded guilty to the charge in the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar accepted their guilty plea and sentenced them to a fine of RM800 or in default to one month imprisonment.

They were charged with failing to comply with the order of the Director-General of Health, Malaysia to ensure social distancing among themselves in a public area, which is at a cafeteria in Jalan Gold Jade, at about 9.30pm on July 24, 2020.

They were charged under Regulation 11(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 which is punishable under the same Regulations, and carries a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both, upon conviction.

Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad prosecuted while all four accused were unrepresented by counsel. — DayakDaily