Restaurant owner who sparked Sivagangga cluster jailed 5 months, fined


Modified 13 Aug 2020, 10:43 am

COVID-19 | The owner of Nasi Kandar Salleh in Napoh, Kubang Pasu linked to the Sivagangga cluster has been sentenced to five months’ jail and fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate’s Court in Alor Setar today.

Magistrate Mohd Hadi Hakimi Harun had sentenced Nezar Mohamed Sabur Batcha, 57, after he pleaded guilty to four counts of failing to comply with the home quarantine order on July 14.

The sentence was meted out at a special session held at the Alor Setar Old Hospital here, where the accused was quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19.

Nezar is accused of violating the home quarantine order...

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