Klang MP to be questioned for allegedly breaching MCO

Klang MP Charles Santiago.

PETALNG JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has been summoned by the police for questioning over a report accusing him of breaching the movement control order (MCO).

Lawyer V Vemal Arasan said Northern Klang district police chief Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh had sent a letter yesterday informing Santiago to present himself at the police station at 11am today.

Vemal Arasan said Santiago was called in for questioning after a report claiming that the breach took place as the three-term MP was distributing food supplies to his constituents at the Dewan Orang Ramai Taman Klang Utama two days ago.

“We will get other details from the investigating officer,” said the lawyer who will be accompanying Santiago to the station today.

This comes just a day after reports that Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali and Perak executive councillor Razman Zakaria would be charged for flouting the MCO.

Noor Azmi and Razman came under fire after photographs emerged showing them attending a lunch event at a religious school in Perak.

They were criticised for violating the MCO, enforced to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, although they have since apologised for their actions.

Those found flouting the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) Regulations under which the MCO was formed are liable to a maximum fine of RM1,000, jail of up to six months, or both.

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