Not so fine with proposed RM10,000 fine

Published on 26 Aug 2020 8:52:59 PM

Business associations are hoping the government will take into account the impact of higher fines on livelihoods and the economy for non-compliance with Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP).

On Tuesday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced a proposal for the maximum fine for compoundable offences under Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988) to be raised from RM1,000 to RM10,000 had been submitted to Parliament.