PETALING JAYA: Any individual who breaches movement control order (MCO) regulations, now faces fines up to RM10,000.
This is according to the new Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 published in the Federal Gazette website today.
Meanwhile, the emergency ordinance also said that companies who violated MCO regulations will be liable to a maximum fine up to RM50,000.
The new rules come into effect on March 11.
Also in the ordinance is an amendment on general penalty under Section 24, where it states any person who breaches the law for “which no penalty is expressly provided” can face a fine of up to RM100,000 or a jail sentence up to seven years.
It also says an authorised person may instruct Covid-19 patients or their close contacts to wear any tracing device, such as a wristband provided to them.
Anyone who tampers with the device is deemed to be committing a criminal offence.
One of the amendments says that if a company flouts the MCO, the company’s representative can be charged in court. -- Free Malaysia Today