It was all done to boost their KPI said the three civil servants in Alor Gajah who were arrested for faking their Covid-19 digital vaccination certificates.
The department where they worked had made it compulsory for staff members to have a vaccination certificate to get additional KPI marks.
They would not have got their yearly bonus and would have faced disciplinary action if they didn’t present the certificate during the evaluation, surmised Astro Awani.
Two of them, a married couple, confessed that they were anti-vaxxers, reported The Star.
They had help from a senior colleague, said Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu.
They had to show their superior their MySejahtera profile for a performance evaluation on 30 Dec 2021. Being anti-vaxxers, they were unvaccinated.
To help them out, the senior colleague introduced the couple to a middle man, explained Supt Arshad. The forger claimed they could supply fake digital certificates for RM500 each.
However, their head of department grew suspicious and asked his clerical assistant to check with the Rembia health clinic.
The three had not had their vaccination, the clinic replied on 5 Jan.
It confirmed that they had falsified their information during the KPI evaluation.
A police report was lodged and the three were detained under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.