Making a living these days is so tough that one have to work multiple jobs to just barely make enough to cover their expenses.
Recently, a burger vendor from Kampung Rambutan Rendang, Kelantan was fined RM50,000 for violating the Movement Control Order (MCO), including operating beyond the allowed operating hours, which is after 10pm.
According to Malay Mail, Kota Baru district police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Daud said that the burger vendor had set up tables for customers and has fail to provide a body temperature scanner. These are clearly a violation of the SOP under MCO.
Despite being issued a fine of RM50,000, Abdul Rahim said that he can appeal to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for a reduction.
According to the burger vendor, at the time of the incident, all the dining tables in his shop had been kept and there were no more customers. However, he had not closed his shop because he was preparing orders for delivery.
He said that the police immediately asked them for their IC and ordered them to close their stall without listening to their explanation. He pleaded that he was only making enough money to sustain his expenses for 2 months and is not making enough to pay for the humongous compound.
However, according to Utusan, the police had not issue a compound without a reason. Abdul Rahim said that stern action is required to deter the public from committing the same mistake in the future.
He advised the burger vendor to appeal to MOH to reduce the compound he is required to pay.
After hearing that such a humongous compound was being issued to a burger vendor, netizens were furious about it and they’ve compared the fine issued to the burger vendor and to Neelofa and her family members.
The compound issued was clearly not fair as what is RM60,000 to Neelofa and RM50,000 to the burger vendor.
Some even sought to ask the Government to find a way to issue compounds that are proportional to income.
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