Govt May Consider Penalizing Those Who Don’t Show Up For Vaccination Appointments
There has been so many cases of individuals who have received a confirmation vaccination only to not show up on their appointment day. Which is why the government may be considering the decision to issue compounds to people who are a no-show on their vaccination day.
According to Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan, the government is considering alternatives so individuals who are unable to show up for their vaccine appointment can be replaced by others. This is to ensure that the vaccine doses reserved for recipients would not go to waste.
On the other hand, Takiyuddin also reminded that individuals who spread fake news about vaccines can be charged under existing laws like the Sedition Act and the Multimedia Act.
“Besides that, the Multimedia Act also has a category of offences under which we can take action. Currently with the Emergency being enforced, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry has also created an emergency ordinance related to anti-fake news and the government can take action under this law,” he said.
So yes, please remind your family members or friends who have a tendency to share unverified messages to stop doing that, because there’s nothing worse than misleading others with fake news, especially when everyone is already living in constant fear of the virus.