A private party attended by 32 individuals were busted by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) following a raid at the luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday (6 June). There were 4 civil servants identified in the private party too.
This is a violation of the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO), which states that all social gatherings are prohibited.
According to Berita Harian, the individuals were in their 20s and 40s and they were caught after the police officers raided 2 rooms in the luxury hotel in Jalan Pinang at about 2 a.m. Among them were 8 foreigners too.
Dang Wangi District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said that further investigations revealed that the group wanted a ‘private party’ in the hotel rooms which were rented for about RM500 to RM700 a night. The rooms were said to be booked by one of the civil servants involved.
The police officers even found a packet of drugs with one of the arrested individuals. The packet of drugs is believed to be ketamine.
Nevertheless, 20 of those arrested were slapped with a fine of RM2,000 each for violating the SOPs during the FMCO.
Meanwhile, the 4 civil servants and 8 foreigners were detained for further investigation according to Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and Regulation 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (No. 2) 2021 Regulations.
“They were found to be engaging in prohibited activities (social activities and gatherings) during the MCO period.” Zainal said.
He added that the case will be investigated under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 too as one of the individuals who possessed drugs.