Monday, April 06, 2020

Kajang Party during MCO

World of Buzz:

19 People Caught Having A Private Party In Kajang Despite MCO

By Alief Esmail

We understand that it is stressful to be trapped at home but it is something that we must do. It is unacceptable to do a group activity now let alone a private party but this was what a group of 19 individuals in Kajang did before they were raided by the police.

Kajang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof, as reported by Harian Metro, explained that he received complaints from the public about a group of individuals gathering and making noise at the residence before the raid at 12.30pm. He elaborated:

“Inspections at the residence located on the 15th floor found that 14 men and five women in their 20s and 30s were enjoying music and drinking in the living room."

"Initial investigations revealed that the home was being rented on a daily basis by the owner of one of the individuals for a fee of RM140 per day.”

The group will be charged under Section 6 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and taken to Kajang District Police Headquarters (IPD) and remanded for four days until April 7 for further investigation.

Let this be a reminder for everyone to obey the Movement Control Order as strict action will be taken on you if you fail to do so. Please be patient. When the pandemic is over, you can party all you want. For now, maybe you can set up a virtual party on the numerous platforms available online ok?


  1. My lawyar-burok friend gave three reasons why the MCO law is defective:

    1. it was never passed by Parliament or Senate

    2. it was "passed" by a "government" Malaysians did not vote for (Muhyiddin's own words)

    3. the Act does not specify COVID-19 as an infectious disease.

    List Covid-19 as an infectious disease, lawyers urge
    Predeep Nambiar -April 6, 2020

    Lawyers say the omission of Covid-19 from a list of scheduled infectious diseases could lead to suits for damages.

    GEORGE TOWN: Two legal experts have raised questions about Covid-19 not being listed as an infectious disease under the disease control law.

    They said the virus’ omission from the schedule to the Prevention of Infectious Diseases Act could bring into question the legality of related regulations, including the movement control order (MCO).

    Lawyer Gurdial Singh Nijar said the law contained a listing of “any other life-threatening microbial infection” among the 30 infectious diseases covered by the law.

    However, it was best to specifically state Covid-19 as a scheduled infectious disease, he said.

    He said another coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS-CoV, had been listed in 2016, adding that the same should be done for Covid-19.

    Listing it would avoid future arguments that the law did not apply to the novel coronavirus, he said.

    He noted that it remained open to the government to say that Covid-19 is clearly covered by the generic item 30 of the First Schedule.

    However, someone charged with breaching provisions of the act or regulations could argue that the more favourable interpretation to the accused should prevail.

    Gurdial said Singapore and the UK had specifically included Covid-19 by name in their laws.

    Constitutional law expert Shad Saleem Faruqi said the exclusion of Covid-19 from the schedule should be looked into immediately.

    He said a person charged with breaking the quarantine rules could challenge the government and sue for damages by saying he was wrongly quarantined as Covid-19 was not listed as a scheduled infectious disease.

    “The solution is to now include Covid-19 in the schedule and ensure the regulations are backdated,” he said.

    FMT has contacted the health ministry and the Attorney-General’s Chambers for comment.

    1. Can the Doctor whose name-that-cannot-be-mentioned here quickly get his unfair charge dismissed before these non elected get the regulation backdated ? And then sue for damage too, wakakaka

    2. i always think lawyer that argue on technicality point is basically no brain n wasting everybody time.