Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has cleared the air over the confusion involving the MySejahtera application status update issue
He clarified that it is not a compoundable offence under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 if subscribers had not updated their status on the government Covid-19 management app.
“I hope that compounds issued for this offence are revoked. Enforcement officers are advised not to err in interpreting the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in place,” he said.
Though it is not an offence to not update the status in the application, he reminded the people to be honest and responsible when updating one’s health details in the application.
He said the application enables the government to conduct contact tracing on Covid-19 cases, hence the correct details must be provided in the app including if one is exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19.
“MySejahtera is an application developed by the government to assist in monitoring the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country by enabling users to perform self-health assessments.
“Therefore, this application is not only for us to scan when we enter a place but more importantly to update every day, or even every time if necessary, depending on our movements and activities on the day,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said SOP misinterpretation also came into play in other cases, including companies or factories operating beyond permitted hours and workers forced to work in the office despite the work from home order.
He said that in such cases, the ones who should be fined are the employers instead of the employees. Nst