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Sabah cops arrest man over vaccination fee scam



KOTA KINABALU: A 61-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of duping people into paying a "fee" of RM20 per person to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Semporna district police chief Supt Farhan Lee Abdullah said on Monday (Sept 20) that the suspect was being investigated for cheating at least 16 people for vaccination services that the government is providing to the people for free.

He said the suspect was arrested at the children's park in Semporna town at 2.35pm on Saturday (Sept 18) by policemen from the district police Crime Prevention and Community Safety division.

"We believe the suspect was cheating people in connection with the government's Covid-19 vaccination programme.

"The suspect took RM20 as payment from each recipie

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