Cops probe Kit Siang book launch for breach of SOPs

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PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating claims of a breach of SOPs at a book launch attended by DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang and Muda co-founder Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

This follows a photo, which has since gone viral, of Lim, Syed Saddiq and author Kee Thuan Chye on stage without face masks.

“Police will investigate the matter under Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342),” Dang Wangi district police chief Noor Dellhan Yahaya told FMT.

The event at the Sogo Convention Hall on Jan 11 was to launch Lim’s biography, titled “Lim Kit Siang: Malaysian First”, written by Kee.

It was reported recently that police were also investigating an event attended by former prime minister Najib Razak for a breach of SOPs.

Noor Dellhan said Twitter user @Knowledge9701 had shared an image of attendees without face masks.

“The Dang Wangi district CID has opened an investigation into a gathering at Jalan Tun Ismail, Chow Kit, where some individuals did not wear face masks,” he was reported as saying.

The event, titled “Bossku Our National Pride”, was organised by the Malaysia Makkal Sakti political party.

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