Ex-contractor jailed 14 days, fined RM1,000 for flouting quarantine order

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A former contractor was sentenced to 14 days in jail and fined RM1,000 today for failing to self-quarantine as ordered by the health ministry after returning from Sabah where he had gone to vote in the recent state election.

Magistrate Muhammad Nazrin Ali Rahim handed down the sentence on Md Syafrizan Salleh, 32, after he pleaded guilty to the offence. His jail term will begin today.

The court also ordered the father-of-two, who hails from Papar, Sabah, to be jailed another seven days if he fails to pay the fine.

“You should have acted responsibly and understood that the self-quarantine was necessary after you returned to the peninsula from a high-risk area, to ensure that you were really healthy and would not infect others because if you were (Covid-19) positive, it would have had an impact on the lives and safety of others,” Nazrin told

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