Indonesia cleric Rizieq Shihab fined Rp50 million for flouting COVID-19 rules

Indonesia cleric Rizieq Shihab has been fined Rp50 million for openly violating COVID-19 rules. The COVID-19 mitigation task force chairman, Doni Monardo told a press conference “As the head of the COVID-19 mitigation task force, I’d like to express my appreciation to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for taking measurable steps against violations that occurred in Petamburan”.  

Doni said Anies had sent a team led by the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) to announce the administrative fine of Rp50 million to the event organizers. “This is the highest fine. If it (the violation) is repeated in the future, according to Anies, the fine will be doubled to Rp100 million,” he added. 

Shihab, Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader held public gatherings for celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad or Maulid and his daughter’s marriage last Saturday that attracted large crowds. 

Photo Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Rizieq_Shihab#/media/File:Muhammad_Rizieq_Shihab.jpg

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