Connect with us


MOH Suggests To Increase Fine From RM1,000 to RM10,000 For Violators


Source: Astro Awani & Newsbreak

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Individuals in Malaysia could be fined RM10,000 if the government approves the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) proposal to increase the fine for compoundable offences under Act 342 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 from RM1,000 to RM10,000.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new figure has been submitted to Parliament recently and would take some time to be passed, reported Bernama.

“The act was drafted in 1988, the RM1,000 was reasonable back then but now we need to revise it… So I leave it to the Parliamentarians to decide,” he said.

71587615987 Datukdrnoorhisham

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham was at a special dialogue titled “COVID-19: Malaysia’s Journey Towards Flattening the Curve” in conjunction with Malaysian Healthcare Conference 2020 on 25 August when he disclosed the proposal by the MOH.

At the event, he was was conferred with the National Icon Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Public Health by the KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, however as humble as he always is, Dr Noor Hisham said the credit should not go to him alone.

Being a recipient of multiple recognitions for his contributions in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia, Dr Noor Hisham said the credit should also go to the whole team, especially Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“One person cannot make a difference. If you want to give credit, give it to the prime minister because he made the decision, I only advised him,” he said.

51586505565 Ingkarpkp

In regards to telemedicine, he mentions that Malaysia was not up to par in terms of preparedness for the digital healthcare system.

“Only during the crisis, we came out with MySejahtera and all the software, but not before the pandemic. Therefore, I hope in time to come we prepare all these telemedicine or information technology approaches before the pandemic or the infections,” he said.

“I hope the telemedicine innovation should be done before the pandemic. I would like to see proactive rather than reactive approach.”

Should the fine for violating rules under the Act 342 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 be increased from RM1,000 to RM10,000? Let us know what you think!


Also read: Will The RMCO Be Extended? Decision Likely To Be Announced This Week!


Source: Astro Awani
Source: Astro Awani

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

1 007 1 007
News2 hours ago

KJ Wants People To Put Their Face Masks On After Eating

If worn properly, wearing a face mask helps prevent the spread of Covid-19 – we ALL know this. But ever...

Tmj Fully Recovered Covid Tmj Fully Recovered Covid
News2 hours ago

“The Tiger is back!” TMJ Fully Recovers After Contracting Covid-19 Two Weeks Ago

The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim or more affectionately known as TMJ yesterday evening shared that he...

Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19 Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19
News4 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech: Vaccine Booster Restores Full Protection Against Covid-19

Based on a large-scale trial of their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced on Thursday (21 October)...

Langkawi International Travel Bubble Langkawi International Travel Bubble
News5 hours ago

SOP For The Langkawi International Tourism Travel Bubble Approved, No Quarantine Required

The Covid-19 Pandemic Management Special Committee meeting today agreed with the International Tourism Bubble’s proposed SOP for the Langkawi Island...

Sdcdscsdcs Sdcdscsdcs
News24 hours ago

Najib Postpones Trip To Singapore To Help UMNO With Melaka State Elections In Zahid’s Absence

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has postponed his trip to Singapore so that he can help UMNO in the Melaka State...

Collage 24 Collage 24
News24 hours ago

Still Riding E-Scooters On The Road? Then Get Ready To Be Fined Up To RM1,000 Or Jailed For 3 Months

Just recently, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) had prohibited any cycling activities on the highway without approval from the Malaysian...

Floodjb Floodjb
News24 hours ago

Sultan Of Johor Disappointed In Residents Who Threw Rubbish In Drains & Rivers Causing Flood

The Sultan of Johor, Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, has expressed disappointment with the people in the community...

Collage 23 Collage 23
News1 day ago

KJ: 80% Of Adolescents In M’sia Have Received 1 Dose Of The Vaccine In Less Than 2 Months

Back in August, teenagers aged 12-17 started receiving their Covid-19 vaccines following the revised recommendation from the Health Director-General Dr Noor...


Latest Videos