Golf club faces probe for allegedly defying orders to close

The staff dormitory of Tropicana Golf and Country Resort is under a conditional lockdown until Oct 25, involving about 500 people. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Police have opened investigation papers on Tropicana Golf and Country Resort for allegedly defying orders to cease operations yesterday after its workers had tested positive for Covid-19.

Petaling Jaya police chief Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the health ministry had lodged a police report at Damansara police station yesterday, claiming that the club had violated the movement control order by continuing to operate despite being ordered to be closed from Sunday.

On Saturday, the staff dormitory of the club was placed under an administrative enhanced MCO from Oct 12-25.

“The case is being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code and Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 (Act 342),” he told reporters outside the golf club’s workers’ hostel here today.

Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal.

Nik Ezanee had carried out a survey of the workers’ hostel, which was placed under the enhanced movement control order for 14 days from today until Oct 25 following Covid-19 cases involving employees staying at the hostel.

So far, 23 local and foreign workers at the hostel have tested positive for Covid-19.

Nik Ezanee said 11 of them had been sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment while the other 12 would be taken to hospital today.

He said a total of 597 employees were expected to undergo Covid-19 screening on Wednesday (Oct 14) and that 20 police personnel had been deployed to monitor the EMCO area.