ADHERENCE TO THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

ADHERENCE TO THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

Following the announcement made by the Honourable Prime Minister yesterday on 11 January 2021 at 6.00 pm, it has been declared that the country will be on different Movement Control Order (MCO) / Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP) depending on states starting from 13 January until 26 January 2021 as a continuation of efforts to break the chain of COVID-19 infection. Below is the summary for your reference:

  • MCO (PKP)
    • Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Federal Territories, Johor, Melaka and Sabah.
  • Conditional MCO (PKPB)
    • Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan.
  • Recovery MCO (PKPP)
    • Perlis and Sarawak.

In the same announcement, it was also announced that only five (5) sectors are allowed to operate during the latest MCO that starts tomorrow. They are essential economic sectors such as factories and manufacturing, construction, services, trade and distribution, along with plantation and commodities. For sectors or services that are not listed as essential economic sectors, working from home instructions will take effect.

However, only 30 percent of employees within the management level are allowed to be in the office. While for employees in the support group, the number of employees required at any one time will be determined by the respective employers. It was also reminded that the specified number of employees must take into account the strict compliance of SOP. Any employer who violates the SOP and causes the spread of COVID-19 infection in the workplace, strict action will be taken based on the law including closing of premises.

Please find enclosed the following documents for your kind attention:

  1. Media Release by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), available in Malay (click here) and English (click here)
  2. Media Release by the Ministry of Works (KKR), available in Malay click here
  3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by MITI, only available in Malay click here

We kindly urge members to comply with the directive made by the Government.

Any enquiries on the MCO, it can be directed to the National Operations Management Centre at hotline 03-8888 2010.

MBAM is monitoring the situation closely. We thank you for your support and patience as we work together to bring you the latest update regarding the Malaysian construction industry.

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