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Act 342 COVID Fines : What You Need To Know!

Here is the list of COVID-19 offences, fines and discounts under Act 342!

We will update this article over time, so check back for more updates!

 

Act 342 COVID-19 Offences : Categories + Fines!

On 17 March 2021, the Malaysian government announced that the COVID-19 SOP fine would be divided into 3 categories.

They promised a full list of offences and their fines would be released soon, but there has been no sight of this list so far.

Instead, they gave some general indications, with some updates recently, including changes in COVID-19 fines.

Photo Credit : Malay Mail

We listed the three categories and a few examples below. The full list will be revealed later by the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN).

Category One : High

Any offence with high transmission risk of the virus, with a wide-scale impact on the community.

Examples of Category One offences and their fines :

Category Two : Medium

Any offence with high transmission risk of the virus, but without a wide-scale impact on the community.

Examples of Category Two offences and their fines :

Category Three : Low

Any offence with low transmission risk of the virus, and without a wide-scale impact on the community.

Examples of Category Three offences and their fines :

 

Act 342 COVID-19 Fines : Ask For A Discount!

The Malaysian government is offering these discounts on the COVID-19 fines issued under Act 342 :

These discounts are only for first-time offences. Repeat offenders will not be given discounts.

Those who find it impossible to pay their fines, even after discount, can appeal to the Malaysia Health Ministry “through several channels”.

 

Act 342 COVID-19 Fines : Official FAQ

Here is the latest FAQ (released on 22 March 2021) regarding Act 342 COVID-19 offences and their fines.

1. What Does The Compound Mean?

A compound is one of the early criminal proceedings, in which a fine can be paid without facing prosecution in court.

Section 25 of Act 342 provides the authority to issue a written compound for any compoundable offence under the Act or related rules.

2. Can The Compound Be Reduced?

The compound can be reduced if paid within the stipulated time, which is not more than 14 days from the date the compound was issued.

3. Where And How Must The Compound Be Paid / Reduced?

The compound can be paid and a discount requested at the nearest District Health Office, Sabah District Health Office, and Sarawak District Health Office.

4. What Is The Implication Of Not Paying The Compound?

If the compound is not paid, the individual or corporation will be prosecuted in court for the offence.

 

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