SHAH ALAM, Dec 11 — Police have denied that a senior citizen was issued a RM1,000 compound for not wearing a face mask in front of his house as reported by a local newspaper.

Klang Utara District Police chief ACP Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh said that the man was actually in a public place, namely a playground not too far from his house, when he was compounded for not wearing a face mask on Tuesday (Dec 8), thus flouting the standard operating procedure (SOP) aimed at breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection.

“We strongly deny the man’s statement, police compounded the 65-year-old man for being in a public place (playground), not far from his house, without wearing a face mask,” she said in a statement.

A local newspaper had reported that the incident occurred at about 11 am at Taman Eng Ann in Klang near here on Tuesday.


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