KUALA TERENGGANU (THE STAR) – Police arrested a doctor from a private clinic who is suspected of issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
Terengganu Police Chief Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said the 51-year-old man was picked up on
January 8 at his clinic in Marang following a complaint from the public.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that 1,900 individuals were found to be dealing with this clinic (for vaccination purposes).
“Out of that number, we are still investigating how many did not get injections, but got fake
“It is understood that those who want to get this fake certificate need to pay between MYR400 – MYR600 compared to the actual price of MYR300 for the shot,” he said yesterday.
It is believed that there are also individuals from outside the state who went to the doctor to obtain fake vaccination certificates, he said. “Most of the customers dealt with the doctor online, so we will try to get information from e-mail in the laptop that was also confiscated from the clinic,” he said.
Rohaimi said the doctor was also believed to have carried out the activity alone in the treatment room without the help of other clinic staff.
“Even though the doctor admitted to being an anti-vaxxer, he has already received the vaccine shot, probably because of his work,” he said.
He added that the suspect was also believed to have used an agent who was given a commission of MYR50 to promote his services and that the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.