2 Suhakam commissioners test positive for Covid-19

The Suhakam office in Kuala Lumpur was closed and disinfected, with the staff undergoing self-quarantine at home until March 25.

PETALING JAYA: Two Suhakam commissioners have tested positive for Covid-19, while another staff member is awaiting test results.

A Human Rights Commission of Malaysia spokesman said they were at the public inquiry to look into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Ruth Sitepu, in early March.

The spokesman said the first commissioner was confirmed with Covid-19 on March 11 while the second commissioner was confirmed on March 14.

“Both of them are undergoing treatment,” the spokesman said, adding that the other staff member is now awaiting test results after showing a few symptoms on March 13.

The Suhakam office in Kuala Lumpur was immediately closed and disinfected. Suhakam staff are presently undergoing self-quarantine at home until March 25.

“Anyone who is unwell during the quarantine period must seek treatment,” the spokesman added.

Malaysia recorded 190 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total to 428.

The majority of the cases are linked to Case 26 and the tabligh convention at Sri Petaling Mosque, held from Feb 27 to March 1.

The mass gathering at the mosque was attended by 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners.