Khairuddin mum on police probe into quarantine breach

Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali has apologised over the quarantine incident and given four months’ salary to the Covid-19 relief fund.

PUTATAN: Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali has declined to comment on the police investigation into his breach of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for Covid-19.

He said he stands by his apology and decision to contribute four months’ salary to the government’s Covid-19 relief fund.

“My statement is the same as yesterday, please refer to that,” he said when approached by reporters at a PAS event here today.

Khairuddin is in Sabah to launch the PAS Tanjung Keramat operations room for the coming state election.

In a tweet last night, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said police are investigating Khairuddin for not complying with quarantine orders upon returning from Turkey last month.

He said the RM1,000 fine meted out to the minister was just the maximum the ministry could impose.

Khairuddin had reportedly been spotted at several events, besides having attended Parliament on July 13, after returning from Turkey on July 7.