Special Message From The Prime Minister of Malaysia

In conjunction with Labour Day, Y.A.B Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia provided a special message for the public. Starting from May 4th 2020, the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be  slightly relaxed and most businesses will be able to open. Here are the key takeaways:

  • Starting May 4th, almost all sectors of the economy and business activities will be allowed to operate subject to the conditions and SOPs set by the authorities.
  • The nation was losing about RM2.4bil daily during MCO to break the spread of Covid-19 infections, with the total loss so far estimated at about RM63bil.
  • No sporting events, all religious activities, sports and recreational activities involving large gatherings would still not be allowed.
  • Jogging, cycling, etc will be allowed as long as social distancing maintained.
  • Inter-state travel, including to return to hometowns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, would still be disallowed unless it is meant for work, to return home after being stranded in hometowns or other places.
  • Currently, all schools, colleges, and institutions of higher learning remain closed and has not been re-opened.
  • A complete list of unauthorized businesses or activities can be referred to the National Security Council website
  • Restaurants allowed to operate starting May 4th but with social distancing
  • To ease public transport congestion, companies are advised to provide flexible working hours.
  • Companies advised to continue practicing a work-from-home policy even with the loosening of the rules.
  • For facilitating contact tracking, the government has established these applications MySejahtera and MyTrace.

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