Health DG upset Najib’s supporters defied SOP
Published on: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
By: Bernama
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Najib’s supporters outside the court yesterday.
PETALING JAYA: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is saddened to see many breaking social distancing measures at the Duta Court Complex during the SRC trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Tuesday (July 28).

“Every day the Health Ministry reminds Malaysians to obey the SOP of maintaining safe distancing of at least 1m, wearing face masks and frequently washing your hands.

“It is sad to see a situation without self-control,” he said in a tweet in reply to a Bernama post titled “Parliament members worried about the creation of a new cluster” on Tuesday (July 28).

Bernama’s story highlighted photos of Najib’s supporters gathering outside the Duta Court Complex.

The photos showed numerous people congregating without practising social distancing and properly wearing face masks, which were essential during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A supporter reacts after Najib was found guilty

Earlier, Sentul OCPD Asst Comm S. Shanmugamoorthy said between 600 and 700 people turned up for Najib’s case but added that the number had dwindled due to various factors, including the weather.

“We discovered that Najib’s supporters had begun marching in the morning from the Federal Territory Mosque in huge numbers.

“We also warned them to adhere to the SOP, including to maintain social distancing and wear face masks.

“At first they did not comply but after a few reminders, they complied. The situation is under control and no untoward incidents occurred,” he said when met at the court complex.

Meanwhile, irresponsible individuals littered the sidewalk leading up to the court complex with garbage including water bottles, food containers and cigarette butts.

On Tuesday, hundreds of supporters of the former prime minister gathered outside the courtyard of the court complex here since 5.45 am in support of the Pekan Member of Parliament.

Bernama reported that Najib was found guilty of all seven charges involving criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd funds.

High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali made the decision after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the case on all charges against Najib, 67.


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