Police will call several individuals, including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, for questioning for violating standard operating procedures under Phase One of the National Recovery Plan.
District police chief Deputy Superintendent Ahmad Arifin said they would be summoned to the district station soon to have their statements recorded.
He said police have opened investigation papers into the case soon after they were informed about it.
“We will call those involved, including Datuk Seri Mustapa who is Jeli MP to have their statements recorded,” he said.
Ahmad said the case was being investigated under the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021.
Mustapa had last night apologised for violating the SOP.
In a statement issued by his office, it was stated that the minister had apologised for breaching the SOP and would leave it to the police to take the next course of action.
Seeking to allay further allegations, Mustapa said he had stopped by a cafe in Kampung Kalai, Jeli, in Kelantan around 5.30pm on Saturday to observe how a young restaurateur managed to sustain his business despite the ongoing movement control order (MCO).
“The young fellow aged 26-year-old used social media to market his Western cuisine menu.
“Datuk Seri Mustapa admitted to being at the cafè and was served a meal at the Alfath Cafe last Saturday.
“Following pictures of him at the cafè going viral, Jeli district police chief had contacted him to inform him that an investigation paper had been opened,'” said the statement. – NST