Emergency powers: Stiffer penalties mooted for companies' SOP violations

Modified 12 Jan 2021, 11:45 am

EMERGENCY | Senior Minister (Defence Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob said emergency powers may be invoked to impose stiffer penalties on companies that violate the government’s standard operating procedures for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

He touted this as an “advantage” of proclaiming the state of emergency, saying that the normal legislative process of amending the relevant laws would take a long time...

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