After public uproar over RM1000 fine, PAS Khairuddin now says will donate his salary as apology

Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has issued a public apology today and said he would donate five months’ worth of salary to a fund to fight Covid-19 amid a public uproar over his failure to adhere to home quarantine after he returned from a trip abroad. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng
Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has issued a public apology today and said he would donate five months’ worth of salary to a fund to fight Covid-19 amid a public uproar over his failure to adhere to home quarantine after he returned from a trip abroad. ― Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali has issued a public apology today and said he would donate five months’ worth of salary to a fund to fight Covid-19 amid a public uproar over his failure to adhere to home quarantine after he returned from a trip abroad.

The apology was shortly after the public health authorities this evening slapped the plantation industries and commodities minister with a RM1,000 fine for breaching the regulation, in which the PAS leader had paid.

However, social media users mounted attacks onto the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Facebook page today, over what they term as an unfair penalty for a Cabinet minister for not following the Covid-19 SOP.

“I would like to say millions of sorries to all Malaysians for my oversight,” Khairuddin said in an official statement bearing his ministry’s head letter.

“As a way to take responsibility, I will donate all my salaries as a minister from May to August 2020 to the National Disaster Aid Fund (Covid-19 fund),” he added.

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