Act 342 Amendments On Increasing SOP Breach Fines To Be Discussed In Dewan Rakyat

Act 342 Amendments On Increasing SOP Breach Fines To Be Discussed In Dewan Rakyat
Source – Malay Mail

The revisions suggested increasing the maximum penalties for a corporate organisation from RM1,000 to RM1 million while increasing the maximum fine for individual offences from RM1,000 to RM10,000.


Act 342 Amendments On Increasing SOP Breach Fines To Be Discussed In Dewan Rakyat

Amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) will be the topic of today’s last day of the 14th Parliament’s second sitting of the fourth term.

On Tuesday, the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced in the Dewan Rakyat for its first reading. It contains an increase in the maximum penalty for individuals and corporate organisations that violate the law.

The revisions suggested increasing the maximum penalties for a corporate organisation from RM1,000 to RM1 million while increasing the maximum fine for individual offences from RM1,000 to RM10,000.

However, numerous Parliament members have raised concerns over the bill’s hefty fines and penalties.

Source - The Star

Yesterday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin reportedly said that the revisions will act as a ‘weapon’ towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, today’s session is scheduled to include a discussion of child marriage.

According to the Dewan Rakyat’s Order Paper, P. Kasthuriraani would address the topic during Ministers’ Question Time (Batu Kawan-PH).

She is slated to confront the prime minister on the government’s efforts to raise the marriage minimum to 18 years and to end child marriage practises.

During the oral question and answer session, the emphasis will also be on Rubiah Wang’s (Kota Samarahan-GPS) question to the prime minister on the government’s readiness to reopen the country’s border and Malaysia’s economic recovery projections for next year.

The second meeting of the 14th Parliament’s fourth term concludes today, after a 32-day session that began on October 25.

Source – Bernama

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