Action against PR, visit pass holders who fail to pay quarantine hotel costs

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PUTRAJAYA – Action will be taken against family members of Malaysians holding permanent resident (PR) status or long-term social visit pass who fail to pay for the accommodation costs when undergoing mandatory quarantine, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the Special Cabinet Committee on the Movement Control Order (MCO), at its meeting today, gave the Immigration Department permission to revoke the special status accorded to these family members of Malaysians.

Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said the Attorney-General’s Chambers would also look into the matter and take legal action to recover the costs from them.

“As I have announced on the mandatory quarantine policy…spouses, wives or children (of Malaysians) with PR status and holders of the long-term social visit pass who followed their husbands or wives back (from overseas during the MCO) would have to bear the hotel (quarantine centre) costs.

“However, some refused to pay when they left the hotels,” he told a daily press conference on the MCO here today.

— BERNAMA

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