147 partygoers slapped with RM750,000 fine for breaching SOPs at JB entertainment centre

Party hard, get fined harder.

JOHOR BAHRU – Police issued compounds amounting to RM750,000 against 147 individuals who were caught breaking the SOPs of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) at an entertainment centre in Taman Ekoflora.

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Johor Bahru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said that the detainees comprised of 95 men, 51 women, and one foreigner.

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147 partygoers slapped with rm750,000 fine for breaching sops at jb entertainment centre

“A check on the foreign woman’s documents revealed that she was married to a local man and had valid identification documents,” he said in a statement.

Each customer slapped with RM5,000 fine

Raub Selamat added that the entertainment centre had operated without a license and violated SOPs under Phase 4 of the NRP.

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It was handed a hefty RM25,000 fine while the customers were compounded RM5,000 each under Section 17(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases.

Three business receipts, a microphone, a brand sound mixer and a professional power amplifier were also seized during police inspection.

“We urge those with information relating to criminal activities to contact the South Johor Bahru hotline at 07-2182 323 or go to the nearest police station,” he said.

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