On Monday (30 August), 3 students had lodge a police report in Ampang to call out for their rights to not be vaccinated against Covid-19 after their school allegedly required them to register for the vaccine earlier this month.
The 3 students were 17 year-old Azrell Omar and 12 year-old Nur Azreen Omar, who are the children of local actress and director, Ellie Suriaty Omar, while the third student is Muhammad Hanif Haikal Jeffery.
The 3 students had spoke to the media after lodging the police reports at the Taman Melawati police station.
According to Harian Metro, Azrell and Nur Azreen were accompanied by their mother, Ellie too.
Meanwhile, Ampang police chief ACP Mohamad Farouk Eshak has confirmed receiving the report, as reported by NST.
During the interview with the media, Ellie’s son said that he, his sister, and their friend said they decided to lodge the police reports as there is no one to be held responsible in the event of any side effects from the vaccine.
“What happened to me after receiving the vaccine, was all at my own risk. Therefore, I have the right to refuse to be the subject of an experiment by being vaccinated.”
“I am a physically fit student and am not willing to take any risks that could harm my body through the injection of this vaccine which is still in the clinical trial stage.”
On the other hand, the school had not said that action will be taken against those who decide not to take the vaccine.
In addition, the students explained that nobody has influenced or forced him to lodge the police report and their decision was done in the soundness of his own judgement after evaluating available information.
“I’ve collected all the information related to the vaccine and COVID-19 from the Internet including reading news from abroad as well as information from my mother, family members, and acquaintances.” he said.
“Based on this, I have decided not to take the vaccine.” he said.
The 17 year-old student also stressed that it is his own responsibility for whatever may happen to him after taking the vaccine, then he has the right to reject becoming “a test subject” by taking the vaccine.
He continue saying that he is not willing to risk his life to be a test subject and claimed that there are “various methods” to prevent COVID-19, such as “holistic homoeopathic medicine” among others.
The student also claimed that the “sunnah foods”, said to be taken by the Prophet Mohammed, that his family consumes protects them against COVID-19 infection.
Nonetheless, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had not given the green light for vaccines that are under clinical trial and only those approved by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) are administered to people.
In addition, there is no evidence that “holistic homoeopathic medicine” can help prevent COVID-19 infection, nor is any homoeopathy medicine a substitute for oxygen.
Apart from these students, there were several reports of teachers and a soldier refusing to be vaccinated.
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