The Attorney-General’s Chambers has informed the police to proceed with charging Datuk Nurul Hidayah Ahmad Zahid and her husband with violating the movement control order (MCO).
“Instructions were received to charge both of them under the Regulation 3(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas).
“The prosecution will be conducted soon,” Criminal Investigations Department chief Huzir Mohamed said in a statement.
Huzir also stressed that no person will escape action if they are found to have violated the country’s laws.
The duo faces a fine of up to RM1,000 or six months’ jail if found guilty.
The couple, who are the daughter and son-in-law of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, had allegedly flouted the MCO when they met Deputy Environment and Water Minister Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad at his ministry’s building after meeting Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri a few hours earlier.
Nurulhidayah had shared a picture of herself and her husband, Datuk Saiful Nizam Mohd Yusoff, taken in Putrajaya after a meeting with Masrizal on her Instagram.
After she was accused of violating the MCO with the visits, Nurulhidayah challenged detractors to report her to the police.
Following public complaints, the police recorded statements from the couple on April 24.