Deputy Health Minister Noor Azmi Ghazali and Perak state executive councillor Razman Zakaria were fined RM1,000 for breaching the movement control order (MCO).
They were charged for violating the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020, which provide for a maximum fine of RM1,000 or a jail term not more than six months, or both.
The duo were photographed sharing a meal with a group of people at religious school in Lenggong, Perak on Apr 18, which drew criticisms for violating the MCO.
The photos, uploaded on Noor Azmi’s Facebook page was later deleted,
The deputy health minister has earlier apologised for the incident.
In a statement, he also applauded the sacrifices made by the frontliners such as the police, the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Health personnel and other government agencies involved in the fight against Covid-19.
Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, has on Apr 23 called on all leaders to fully comply with the MCO.
“His Majesty called on those at the leadership level to show good example to the people by being in full compliance with the MCO,” Colonel (Retired) Abd Rahim Mohamad Nor, Comptroller of the Perak Royal Household, said in a statement.