On Wednesday (27 October), a video showing a woman brazenly standing outside a Dior outlet in Suria KLCC without a face mask had went viral on social media.
Later that week, it was reported that the infamous ‘Karen’ who refused to wear a mask in Suria KLCC was being spotted without a mask again on Friday (29 October) and supposedly causing a scene at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC).
Following the updates, the Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Noor Dellhan Yahya said the police is investigating the incidents, which the video had went viral on social media.
“Yes, I can confirm that the woman in question has been identified.” The Star quoted him saying.
Noor Dellhan said the investigations will be carried out under Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act and Rule 17 (1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations.
Meanwhile, Astro Awani reported that the police have already take statements from the 3 witness, and the suspect is believed to be in her 50s.
“The next step will be completing the investigation papers as the final investigation process.” Noor Dellhan said.
He added that if found guilty, the suspect could be slapped with a fine of RM10,000 and six months in jail.
Previously, the infamous ‘Karen’ was first seen arguing with employees from the Dior boutique after she was refused entry by them on the basis that she was not wearing a mask.
In the video that went viral, she can be heard saying that she was “threatened” by an employee at the door.
“When I went to walk in, he put his hands on me and pushed me!” she said, adding that the employee cannot stop her as they don’t own the shop. She also stressed that Malaysia is “a free country”.
After that incident, some had claimed that she had been seen without wearing a mask again at BSC.
According to a report in Malay Mail, the Twitter user claimed that it was the same woman.
“This time, she wanted to enter BSC but was denied entry because she wasn’t wearing a mask and it seemed like she was arguing with the guard at about 10 am this morning. She then left the entrance after she was done recording him. I managed to film her trying to enter the entrance of BSC as I was sitting in a cafe Burrow KL, which was opposite the mall’s entrance.” the Twitter user said.
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