On the 9 November, a report by China Press has stated that when refuelling at petrol stations, we must check-in with the MySejahtera app. The source of this is based off a conversation between Bukit Aman CID deputy director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid and the reporter.
The initial reasoning given was to enable contact tracing via the application. Mior stated that petrol stations are considered as public places as an audio clip of a man stating his father was fined RM1,000 after failing to register with the app.
As of 10 November, at 9:30AM, FreeMalaysiaToday reported that the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) clarified that we do not need to scan the MySejahtera application when filling petrol. You will be required to scan the code only if you enter the premise of the petrol station such as the store.
“Brief encounters such as filing petrol at pump stations or while making payments do not require MySejahtera scanning,” read the email by CPRC. This matter has also been confirmed by a National Security Council (MKN) officer says FMT.
As of 6:10PM, a report by PaulTan states that Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has cleared up the issue as the MySejahtera scan will only be required if you are entering the station the convenience store or using the toilets.
On a safe note, we should take precautions and just scan the QR code as we too are uncertain about the current law changes due to this pandemic.
What do you think? Should we be scanning the QR Code if we visit a petrol station to fuel up? If we must do so, we should be practicing the same at fast food drive thru’s as well don’t we? Let us know in the comments on what you think of this!
Credits to Soya Cincau, FreeMalaysiaToday and PualTan for the initial coverage.