KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating a married couple, who allegedly went on a honeymoon in Johor on the pretext of travelling interstate for work.
Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Ashari Abu Samah said an investigation has been conducted on the couple, in their 20s, after there were some doubts over their statement to the police on March 20.
“Initial investigations revealed that the couple had given false statements in applying for permission to travel interstate.
“We discovered that they had booked hotel accommodation online in December last year to celebrate their wedding anniversary on March 17,” he said when contacted on Monday (March 22).
An investigation paper under Section 22 (d) the Prevention and Control of the Infectious Disease Act 1988 have been opened, he added.
“If found guilty, the offenders could be fined up to RM10,000,” he said.
Supt Ashari reminded the public not to abuse the permission to travel interstate for work, business or emergency by conducting private activities that is different from the reasons given for interstate travel.
“Each individual should play their part in combating the Covid-19 pandemic and comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP),” he said.
He also urged those with information to contact the KL police hotline at 03-21159999, Wangsa Maju police hotline at 03-92899222 or any nearest police station.