PUTRAJAYA: Health Ministry director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman was fined RM3,000 in default three months’ jail by a Syariah High Court here for committing khalwat (close proximity) Wednesday.

While his female companion Wan Syarifah Nooraazmanita Wan Hassan, 35, was fined RM2,900 in default 30 days jail for committing the same offence.

Both pleaded guilty to the charge before Syarie judge Mohd Amran Mat Zain and paid the fine.

They committed the offence at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside at about 2.18am on Nov 14.

Both were unrepresented.