KUALA LUMPUR: Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said he was unsure if Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali visited Turkey alone or with other people.
“I only know about the minister. Whoever followed him, I’m not sure,” he said at a press conference here today.
He also said Khairuddin had been screened for Covid-19 twice – once at the country’s point of entry and again after.
He also said the matter could only be brought to court after the police had probed it and handed over investigation papers to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide whether to prosecute or not.
“Yesterday, the prime minister released a statement saying we will leave it to the authorities to take the necessary action. The police are probing, so we will leave it to them to investigate,” he said.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has come under fire for breaching the 14-day Covid-19 quarantine period after returning from a trip to Turkey.
Khairuddin has been penalised with a RM1,000 compound for breaching health and safety protocols. He has apologised for the offence and pledged to donate four months’ salary to the government’s Covid-19 relief fund.
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has confirmed that Bukit Aman has opened an investigation paper on the matter.
Ismail also said an announcement on the ongoing recovery movement control order, which is supposed to end on Aug 31, could be expected sometime this week.
“We will wait for the prime minister to announce,” he said.
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