An issue was raised regarding a viral video on social media where it was alleged that a large group of non-Malaysian individuals had queued without adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) causing massive overcrowding at the PPV Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC), Shah Alam.
It was also stated that the gatekeeper at the PPV had received a bribe of RM80 for every individual who wanted to obtain the vaccine.
Therefore, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had sent an intelligence team to check out the allegations.
Based on the information obtained, the incident took place at the PPV Midlands Convention Centre and not at the PPV SACC, Shah Alam as stated in the video.
PPV Midlands was made into an Industrial Vaccination Centre (PPVIN) which is a part of the initiative for the Public-Private Partnership Industrial Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PIKAS).
However, there was a problem in the system where the appointments for other individuals were also included at the PPV Midlands.
Thus, it is said that the reason for the overcrowding was due to the foreign workers arriving without any appointments in order to try their luck to obtain vaccination.
The allegation which stated that a bribe of RM80 was needed to pay the gatekeeper in order to enter the centre was found to be false.
Regarding the matter, the public is advised to report any information on corruption by contacting any MACC offices instead of spreading it on the social media.
MALAYSIAN ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION
6TH AUGUST 2021