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KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Celebrity entrepreneur Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her Islamic televangelist husband, Haris Ismail, have repeatedly come under police investigation after their alleged violations of the movement control order (MCO) made headlines.

Amid growing public criticism against preferential treatment for VIPs, Malaysians with internet access have been quick to point out the alleged breaches. One keyboard warrior even started an online petition to demand that Neelofa and her husband, better known as PU Riz, be punished with jail time for their repeated violations.

Here is a list of the couple’s violations — admitted and alleged — so far.

On March 27, Neelofa married PU Riz at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, with some 200 guests reportedly attending the hotel event.

Videos and images depicting the attendees failing to maintain the required one-metre physical distance and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder were later circulated on social media.

The wedding was also attended by Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad who has refused to comment on the alleged breaches at the event.

A day after the wedding, Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal said the police have started investigations under Section 21A of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

A month later, Neelofa was fined RM20,000. Twenty of her family members were also fined RM1,500 each, resulting in RM30,000 collectively for ignoring the minimum physical distance during the ceremony to prevent spreading Covid-19.

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