Police to probe Ministers over alleged SOP violations

THE police have started investigations into Ministers allegedly flouting Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) over their presence in a wedding reception of the daughter of an MP in Seremban recently.

Besides four full ministers, also under probe is Datuk Seri Ismail Mohamed Said, the Deputy Minister for the Home Ministry, of which the police force fell under.

Malaysiakini reported that Ministers being investigated are Khairy Jamaluddin (Science, Innovation and Technology Minister) Datuk Seri Annuar Musa (Federal Territories), Datuk Seri Dr Noraini Ahmad (Higher Education)and Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz (Finance).

Sepang police chief Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof was quoted in the portal as saying that the probe followed a police report lodged on March 16 by the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) co-founder Mutalib Uthman.

Padang Terap MP Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid was also said to have attended the wedding reception of Jelebu MP Jalaluddin Alias’ daughter on March 14.

Asked if the police will record statements from the related ministers soon, Wan Kamarul said they were waiting for instruction from Bukit Aman police headquarters.

“(We are) awaiting further instruction from the (Selangor police) contingent (headquarters) and Bukit Aman,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mutalib said he had given his statement at the Sepang district police headquarters today.

“The statement followed my police report at Dang Wangi where I stated that I read about the ministers flouting the SOP when I was in Sepang.

“The police quizzed me for close to two hours but they were polite and professional,” he told Malaysiakini.