KUALA LUMPUR,Oct 21: Police say no further action will be taken against Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali over his breach of the quarantine order after returning from overseas in July.

The PAS MP was being investigated for violating the mandatory quarantine order upon returning from a working trip to Turkey.

Bukit Aman CID chief Huzir Mohamed said the decision was made as the minister had not been issued the form to undergo quarantine upon returning to the country.

“The investigation papers had been referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and we were instructed to classify this case under ‘no further action’,” he said at a press conference today.

He also said there was no strong evidence to take any action or charge the minister under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

Khairuddin faced criticism from various quarters in August for violating the order when he attended a Dewan Rakyat meeting shortly after his return.

He was subsequently issued a RM1,000 compound by the health ministry and had been under investigation by the police.

Politicians from both sides of the divide, including former primary industries minister Teresa Kok and former prime minister Najib Razak, have called for him to resign and to be charged in court, similar to how ordinary Malaysians were also charged and convicted for breaching the mandatory quarantine order.


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