RM800 fine each for Zahid’s daughter and husband for violating MCO

Picture from The Star

By John Isaac

DATUK Nurul Hidayah Ahmad Zahid and her husband Datuk Saiful Nizam Mohd Yusoff have been fined RM800 each by the Magistrate’s Court in Putrajaya for violating the movement control order (MCO).

This follows a decision on Saturday (May 2) when the Attorney General’s Chambers directed police to charge Nurul Hidayah and Saiful Nizam for flouting the movement control order (MCO).

Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said they received the directive to charge the duo for movement without permission under Rule 3(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations (No 3) 2020.

“The duo will be charged in the near future,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

According to The Star, Huzir said the Special Investigations Unit (D5) initially opened an investigation paper over the alleged MCO violation.

“Our investigations revealed Nurul Hidayah uploaded a picture on her Instagram, ” he said.

The caption accompanying the picture said after she “was done” with the Religious Affairs Minister, she proceeded to meet Deputy Environment Minister Datuk Dr Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad, whom she described as “a dear friend to our family” as he was her father’s former political aide.

“We investigated the case under Section 269 of the Penal Code for a negligent act that could spread an infectious disease as well as movement without permission.

“We took statements from both individuals on April 24 and referred the investigations papers to the Attorney Generals Chambers for further action,” said Huzir.