Police deny man compounded for not wearing face mask in front of house

Police deny man compounded for not wearing face mask in front of house

SHAH ALAM: 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 yesterday.

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 yesterday.

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