Neelofa and hubby to be charged for violating SOP during carpet shopping trip


NILAI: TV host-entrepreneur Neelofa will be charged at the Magistrate’s Court here on Thursday (May 20) for allegedly not adhering to Covid-19 prevention procedures when shopping for carpets at Nilai 3 near here, which was in violation of the conditional movement control order.

The 32-year-old celebrity will be charged for failing to scan her details via the MySejahtera application or manually before entering the premises.

Her husband, Muhammad Haris Muhammad Ismail, 26 will also be charged for the same offence they allegedly committed on May 2.

Nilai OCPD Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman said Muhammad Haris would be slapped with an additional charge of failing to put on a face mask while in a public place.

They would be charged under Rule 19 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations (conditional movement order) 2021.

Offenders can be fined not more than RM50,000 or jailed not more than six months, or both for each charge upon conviction.

The couple had their statements taken at Nilai police headquarters on May 4, after pictures and a video of them at a carpet shop went viral on social media.

On April 27, Neelofa was issued a compound for failing to practise physical distancing during her recent wedding ceremony and for breaching interstate travel regulations by taking part in activities not permitted by police.

She was fined RM20,000.

Muhammad Haris, commonly known as PU Riz, was issued a RM10,000 compound for breaching interstate travel regulations.

Twenty of the couple’s relatives were issued with a RM1,500 compound each, totalling RM30,000 for failing to practise physical distancing during the wedding ceremony.

The couple was called in after pictures and videos of them spending time in Langkawi went viral.

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