KUALA LUMPUR – The police raided a house which was used to conduct yoga class and arrested nine individuals, including a woman from the United Kingdom.
The Brickfields District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Zairulnizam Mohd [email protected] said, the 8.50 am raid led by the Sri Hartamas Police Station Chief was conducted after the police received public complaints on the matter.
“During the raid at Jalan 45/70 Desa Sri Hartamas, the organiser of the yoga class did not cooperate and tried to dispute the police’s action of inspecting the premise by monitoring the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) standard operating procedure (SOP) in that house.
“Further inspection on the private residential found that it was used as a yoga training centre and did not comply with the regulations of CMCO.
“Inspections on the premise found eight local women and a woman from UK, who were participants of the yoga activity did not practice physical distancing at the premise,” he said in a statement.
He added, all women aged between 40 and 60 including the caretaker of the premise were arrested and brought to the Sri Hartamas Police Station. The RM1,000 compound was issued to each one of them for violating the CMCO SOP under Section 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
“Based on our investigation, the yoga centre has been operating for over a year. However, since the CMCO was implemented, it only operates on and off.
“The 37-year-old female caretaker of the premise or the organiser is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a civil servant from discharging his public duty and could be imprisoned for up to three months or imposed a RM1,000 fine or both,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette