KUCHING, April 8 — Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan today admitted that he was contacted by the police for not wearing a face mask after a function in Matu in the Mukah Division recently.
He said the police contacted him after a video of the incident went viral on social media, adding that he will pay the fine.
“The video of me not wearing a face mask was widely shared on social media. I must admit that it was my mistake,” he said at a gathering virtually organised by the Sarawak Timber Development Corporation (STIDC) here.
“On that day, I had attended several functions, and at the end of the function in Matu, I visited food and beverage stalls.
“These stalls were operating in conjunction with my visit. Normally, they operate only on weekends.
“I visited the stalls and bought some food and drinks. I wanted to eat so I took off my face mask,” he said.
Awang Tengah added that his officer later informed him that the helicopter pilot had issued a reminder to him to wear his face mask as they were about to leave for another function.
“I did not realise that I had not put my face mask on again as I walked to the waiting helicopter,” he said.
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