Cardiologist who defied authorities to go jogging charged with breaching MCO
GEORGE TOWN, March 30 - A cardiologist who challenged authorities trying to enforce the movement control order and continued jogging was charged over two related offences today. Prosecutors charged Dr Ong Hean Teik , 61, with going to the Taman Bandaraya along Jalan Persiaran Quarry at 4.45pm on...
Monday, 30 Mar 2020 12:17 PM MYTBY OPALYN MOKConsultant Cardiologist Dr Ong Hean Teik is pictured arriving at the George Town Court Complex March 30, 2020. — Picture by Sayuti ZainudinGEORGE TOWN, March 30 - A cardiologist who challenged authorities trying to enforce the movement control order and continued jogging was charged over two related offences today.
Prosecutors charged Dr Ong Hean Teik, 61, with going to the Taman Bandaraya along Jalan Persiaran Quarry at 4.45pm on March 19 without valid reason as required under Rule 3(1) Prevention of Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the infected local areas) Regulations 2020.
This section provides for a fine of up to RM1,000 or a jail term of not more than six months or both upon conviction.He was also charged with obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty at the same place at about 6pm on the same day, under Section 186 of the Penal Code.
The second offence is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment, a maximum fine of RM10,000, or both upon conviction.Ong, who was represented by Bala Mahesan, claimed trial to both charges.Magistrate Jameliah Abdul Manaf allowed bail at RM13,000 for both charges and ordered Ong to surrender his passport.
She also ordered him to report to the police station once a month and set mention date of the case on June 9.On March 19, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers spotted Ong jogging at Taman Bandaraya and advised him to go home to observe the MCO implemented the day before.
The doctor defied them while insisting he was entitled to be at the recreational park to exercise for health reasons.A video of the disagreement was shared on social media while the MBPP lodged a police report against Ong after the incident.
Read more: Malay Mail
An arrogant doctor. Nobody above the law not even a politician or doctor. Serve him right👍👍 One less important doctor who understands he needs to be healthy to save others. Great. Keep it up. Lokap dan Rotan 100 kali baru ada akai Doktor bodo dan ego ni. No brainer The authorities don't understand! He is special, see? The MCO only applies to plebs, not him. How dare d lowly council officers stop him, a SPECIALIST! His `rights' n what he wants supersedes everything else. How could d coronavirus possibly ever infect him, a cardiologist?!
Well done PDRM. Respect Bagus... Dia ni memang patut kena tangkap dan dakwa. Sia2 jadi doktor, ego tinggi, nak tegakkan benang basah. Have a nice stay Should've forced him to serve at the front line until the RMO over. Put him incharge of swabbing the throat of PUI. Community service like this is the most logical punishment. Fine is not an option, as he has a lot of money.
😂...the law is applicable to every one including you. akhir nya No need to treat him like thislah. Made my day A doctor who disregard public health ruling should not be allowed to practise anymore. At this time, nobody is above the law as least for violating MCO . . Please show example for the rest why the handcuff? tangkap ok .. handcuff overkill.
Padan Muka Should have just gone home quietly and stay home. No point in arguing. As a doctor you should know better Lock him up but take the brain out..wait, no use. Throw away. How stupid is that? Arresting people for jogging alone. Karma has no menu, you get served what you deserve. He is a doctor? Got hear about Coronavirus?
Hahaha.... Plz follow the rules its for your own safety... Good lesson for improve. This mistakes wont be happen again and again Bloody arrogant I would say. What is he trying to prove? Cant say sorry meh Padan muka 🐷 he thought he is smart enough to flout around questioning the law Good! Get your way out of this you worthless $%.
hahaha..wrong time for argument. Hope he learns the lesson. We're human, be humble!! Should have just quietly gone home and stayed home like the rest of us. What made you so special that you thought you could flout the MCO? We are all in this together. And if you are not a team player then you must pay the price.
Moga jdi iktibar utk golongan2 profesional di luar sana. Sptutnya anda menjadi contoh kpd rakyat yg lain bukan sebaliknya. Biarlah menjadi org yg mengajak semua kpd kebaikan drpd mjdi cth hal2 yg tdk baik. StayHome Covid_19 Nobody above the law
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