KUALA LUMPUR (May 12): Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today offered an apology, saying that he is ready to face the music for defying the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during a programme in Langkawi last week.
The Langkawi Member of Parliament said he was informed that he had violated the SOPs by not recording his body temperature when entering Surau Tsunami Batu Arang in Kuala Teriang, Kuah for a Ramadan aid distribution programme on May 8.
“This was an offence. It shouldn’t have been done. I am sorry for not complying with the SOPs. I will face the music according to the relevant law,” he said in his Facebook post.
He said the SOPs should be adhered to by everyone as it could help curb the spread of Covid-19.
“We shouldn’t take this lightly. Again, I apologise for defying the rules,” he said.