NFA decision on Khairuddin diverts attention to Health Ministry over Covid-19 form

Action will not be taken against Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali who was alleged to have broken the 14-day home quarantine ruling when he returned from Turkey on July 7.

Police today revealed that the Attorney-General’s Chambers said the case was classified as “No Further Action” as the minister was not given the mandatory Annex 14b form required under Section 15(1) of the Prevention And Control Of Infectious Disease Act 1988 (Act 342).

For the record, the Health Ministry issued a statement on Aug 22 that read: “Because he had failed to adhere to the rules under Act 342, the (relevant) officer issued a compound of RM1,000 to Khairuddin on Aug 7 and he has paid the compound.”

If Khairuddin was not given the form, why did he have to pay the compound?

Is the Health Ministry now at fault for failing to give the necessary form to Khairuddin?

Will investigations be carried to find out who in the Health Ministry failed to uphold their duties and if there were similar cases involving others that escaped the media’s radar?

Khairuddin had on Aug 22 said he is giving four months of his minister’s salary to the Covid-19 fund to show remorse. Has he done so?

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had repeatedly said there are no double standards in complying with Covid-19 quarantine orders.

The authorities should answer the questions raised or be labelled as “cakap tak serupa bikin”.