KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who was caught on camera vaping in the Dewan Rakyat recently said he had paid the fine for it.
The Member of Parliament for Sembrong said: “I was compounded for it and had paid the fine.
‘As I had stated, a wrong is a wrong and I had admitted to it and apologised,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat today when the issue was raised by Wong Shu Qi (PH-Klang) on Monday (Aug.10).
From January this year, those found smoking in prohibited areas, including all eateries, will be compounded RM250.
Those who fail to pay the compound can be charged in court, where they are liable for a maximum fine of RM10, 000 or two years in jail.
Hishamuddin was responding to Wong’s interjection during a reply by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof on the Royal Address.
Wong said she raised the matter last week under Standing Order 41(d) that states an MP is not allowed to smoke in the Dewan Rakyat when a sitting is in session.
Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon took note that Hishamuddin had apologised for his action and requested Mohd Redzuan to continue with his replies.
On Aug 6, a video clip showing the Hishammuddin sneaking a puff while wearing a face mask in the Dewan Rakyat that went viral on social media on Aug 6.
From January this year, those found smoking in prohibited areas including all eateries will be compounded RM250.
Those who fail to pay the compound can be charged in court where they are liable for a maximum fine of RM10, 000 or two years in jail. -Malaysia World News