Five come forward to give statements over fake vax certificates for sale in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police are investigating five individuals who have come forward to give statements on the purchase of fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates from a private clinic in Marang.

Terengganu Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent M Zambri Mahmud told Malay language portal Sinar Harian that the five were in their 30s and local residents.

“We have taken statements from them to help the investigation. One of them claims to have been cheated as he had yet to receive his vaccination certificate despite making payments,” he said on Friday (Jan 14).

On Wednesday (Jan 12), Terengganu police chief Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa said the five individuals had agreed to be witnesses in the case involving a 51-year-old doctor who was allegedly selling fake vaccination certificates.

The suspect was arrested on Jan 8 for allegedly committing the crime at his premises after permission to carry out paid vaccinations was given to his clinic last September.

Rohaimi said the clinic offered paid vaccinations to the public while at the same time issuing fake vaccination certificates to those who refused the vaccine.

Investigations showed that clients included those from Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Kedah dan Johor, who were charged between RM400 to RM600 per person.