COVID-19

 

MBAM EFFORT IN DEALING WITH COVID-19

 

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, at Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM), we are very well aware of all the concerns and worries by our members especially in the construction industry and we have been working diligently to provide members with more information related to the construction industry. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, 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. We advise members to follow the latest developments related to COVID-19 and adhere to the guidance of government and public health officials from time to time.

 

Stay safe.

Circulars by MBAM

14 February 2020 – Guidelines on Handling Issues Relating to Contagious Outbreaks Including Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19)

16 March 2020 – Reminder to All MBAM Members on the Current COVID-19 Situation

17 March 2020 – Notice of Office Closure

17 March 2020 – Adherence to the Movement Control Order by the Malaysian Government

17 March 2020 – Deferment of MBAM Activities until 30th June 2020

18 March 2020 – Guidelines on Handling Issues Relating to the Spread of Covid-19 Disease at Workplace

19 March 2020 – FAQ by the Ministry of Works Malaysia

19 March 2020 – Conditions of the Operation for Certain Manufacturing Sectors under the Movement Control Order From 18 to 31 March 2020

23 March 2020 – Solicit Feedback on Problems Encountered by Businesses and Proposed Remedial Measures

23 March 2020 – FAQ Related to Movement Control Order by the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia (MOHR) No. 2

23 March 2020 – Updated FAQ by the Ministry of Works Malaysia

26 March 2020 – Measures to Facilitate Import and Export Activities for Non-Essential Goods during Movement Control Order (MCO) Period

27 March 2020 – Urgent Appeal for Donation In Aid of Frontline Medical Services Staff Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

28 March 2020 – Feedback Request for Invest Selangor on Impact Due to Movement Control Order (MCO)

31 March 2020 – Notice of Extension of Office Closure

1 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members for Those Who Have Not Received Payment from the Government on Input Tax for Goods and Services Tax (GST)

1 April 2020 – Improved FAQ by the Ministry of Works Malaysia and FAQ by the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia No. 3

1 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members on Estimated Financial Losses Due to Movement Control Order (MCO)

3 April 2020 – Press Release by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia

4 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members on How Construction Project Can Continue Work after the Movement Control Order (MCO) Is Lifted

7 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members on What Actions or Measures the Construction Industry Need To Take After the Movement Control Order (MCO) Is Lifted To Ensure Sustainability and Growth

8 April 2020 – FAQ by the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia No. 4 and Ministry of International Trade and Industry No. 2

9 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members on List of Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers both Materials and Equipment, Scope of Work

9 April 2020 – Urgent Feedback Request from MBAM Members on Industry Association Company Prioritisation List as Requested by Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI)

11 April 2020 – Approval to Operate Additional Sectors to Bolster the Economy Post COVID-19 as Per Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI) Press Statement

11 April 2020 – Survey on G1-G2 Contractors Affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO)

11 April 2020 – MBAM Site Operating Guidelines – Protecting Your Workforce from COVID-19

13 April 2020 – MITI Call Centre for COVID-19

13 April 2020 – FAQ by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) No. 3

14 April 2020 – Notice Of Extension Of Office Closure (15 – 28 April 2020)

15 April 2020 – ACCCIM’S Quick-Take Survey On The Preparation Of Post MCO’s Exit Strategy

16 April 2020 – Guidelines For The Prevention Of COVID-19 Pandemic For The Workers At Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ)

19 April 2020 – Survey On How Many MBAM Members Apply For Restarting Of Work 

20 April 2020 – Announcement On The Usage Of Standard Operating Procedures And Guidelines Documents

21 April 2020 – FAQ By The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) No. 4

21 April 2020 – Additional Measures By BNM To Assist SMEs Affected By COVID-19 – SMEs To Be More Vigilant of Scams

21 April 2020 – MATRADE Survey on Impact of COVID-19 to Malaysian Exporters

22 April 2020 – How Can Construction Industry Recover Post-MCO

23 April 2020 – Survey for contractors who have been approved to operate

27 April 2020 – Survey on impact of COVID-19 on the construction

28 April 2020 – Guidelines for Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP) BY SOCSO

29 April 2020 – Permission For Company Human Resource And Finance Personnel To Return To Workplace To Process Payroll

29 April 2020 – Press Release By The Ministry Of International Trade And Industry

29 April 2020 – Download the MySejahtera Application

29 April 2020 – COVID-19 Test – Special Offer Package For MBAM Members

30 April 2020 – Request For Urgent Feedback From Members Whose Application Has Been Rejected During The Movement Control Order (MCO)

1 May 2020 – Cancellation Of Circular MBAM/25/01/2020/04/30/062 On Request For Urgent Feedback From Members Whose Application Has Been Rejected During The Movement Control Order (MCO)

1 May 2020 – Adherence To The Conditional Movement Control Order (MCO) By The Malaysian Government

2 May 2020 – Queries On The Latest SOP For Construction Industry

4 May 2020 – Key Learning Points Derived From The Implementation Of The Movement Control Order (MCO) And How The Construction Industry Can Better Prepare To Face Such Pandemic?

6 May 2020 – SOCSO Onsite Covid-19 Screening For Construction Employees/Workers Registered With SOCSO (PERKESO)

6 May 2020 – Withdrawal Of MBAM Circular On Covid-19 Test – Special Offer Package For MBAM Members

8 May 2020 – Urgent Feedback On Issues Affecting Issuance Of Certificate Of Completion And Compliance (CCC) Due To Movement Control Order And Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) And The Proposed Recommendations To Resolve The Issues

8 May 2020 – [Info Dissemination]: Micro SMEs to Benefit from Prihatin Special Grant

8 May 202 – FAQ Related To Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) By The Ministry Of Works

8 May 2020 – CIDB Press Statement: Senior Minister Of Works Announced CIDB Prihatin Initiative To Ease The Burden Of Contractors And Construction Industry Players

8 May 2020 – FAQ Related To Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) By The Ministry Of International Trade And Industry (MITI)

12 May 2020 – Updated FAQ Related To Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) By The Ministry Of Works

14 May 2020 – Notice By CIDB Malaysia Dated 11 May 2020

14 May 2o20 – Procedure For Renewal Application Process Of The Contractor Registration Certificate (PPK) During The Covid-19 Movement Control Order (PKP)

14 May 2020 – CIDB Survey On The Issues And Challenges Faced By Construction Companies To Resume Business And Operation During Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

15 May 2020 – Covid-19 Screening To Focus On Foreign Workers In Two Sectors

15 May 2020 – Survey On Construction Project Details

16 May 2020 – SOP By The Ministry Of Human Resources Malaysia (MOHR)

23 May 2020 – A Quick MBAM Survey On Construction Industry Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

29 May 2020 – Invitation To Provide Feedback And Suggestions On The Proposed Bill As A Temporary Measure To Reduce The Impact Of Covid-19

1 June 2020 – The Scope Of Program Saringan Prihatin Perkeso To Be Expanded With Screening Subsidy For Employers

1 June 2020 – Provision Under Section 17a Of The MACC Act 2018 Takes Effect From 1st June 2020

9 June 2020 – Financing Facilities By Bank Negara Malaysia For SMEs

10 June 2020 – Updated SOP For The Construction Industry, PENJANA and RMCO

16 June 2020 – Urgent Request For Feedback By MITI For MBAM Member Companies That Have Problems With Corresponding Bank On Loan Approvals Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

16 June 2020 – Updated FAQ Related To Recovery Movement Control Order (PKPP) By The Ministry Of Works

25 June 2020 – Request For Feedback To Ministry Of Finance (MOF) From MBAM Member Companies That Have Problems With Corresponding Bank On Loan Facilities Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

26 June 2020 – Notification From Ministry Of Finance (MOF) On Advance Payment

29 July 2020 – Notifications and short video clips from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)

5 August 2020 – MalaysiaMudah (#MyMudah) – Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens to Support Economic Growth

Government Guidance

MBAM members are encouraged to adhere to the directives made by the Government. For more information and latest updates, members can refer to National Security Council’s website at https://www.mkn.gov.my/web/ms/soalan-lazim-faq-mengenai-perintah-kawalan-pergerakan/

Please also find below some useful links for your reference:

Bank Negara Malaysia also announced a number of regulatory and supervisory measures in support of efforts by banking institutions to assist individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporations to manage the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. Members can refer to www.bnm.gov.my for more information.

  MBAM Donation to fight against COVID-19

 

As part of MBAM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for the year 2020, MBAM has contributed RM100,000 worth of medical gowns, face shields and masks to Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) for COVID-19 namely the Kepong District Health Centre and Hospital Ampang in a handover ceremony on 30 April 2020. MBAM’s hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and government who are on the front lines working to contain this coronavirus.

We would like to thank all the contributors listed in the attached appendix for your generous donation and kind support.

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MBAM Donation for COVID-19 handover ceremony at Kepong District Health Centre

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MBAM Donation for COVID-19 handover ceremony at Hospital Ampang

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Present at the handover ceremony were from left: Executive Director, Ms Loh Mei Ling; Treasurer-General, Mr Kenneth Liew; Deputy President, Tan Sri Sufri Hj. Mohd Zin; President, Mr Foo Chek Lee; and Senior PR Executive Chew Chee Yan (not in photo).

  MBAM News Coverage (related to COVID-19)   

 

28 March 2020 – Bernama: MBAM harap k’jaan perkenal langkah khas untuk industri binaan

29 March 2020 – Astro Awani: MBAM harap kerajaan perkenal langkah khas untuk industri binaan

29 March 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau: (Economy Stimulus Package) MBAM requests to approve

12 April 2020 – Oriental Daily: 复工不明确 业者吐苦水

13 April 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau: (Extended MCO) Fear of broken supply chain, Contractors worry of rising building material prices

14 April 2020 – Berita Harian: MBAM, REHDA pastikan keselamatan di tapak pembinaan

14 April 2020 – Oriental Daily:支持房屋和建筑业 2公会要求进一步奖掖

14 April 2020 – MalaysiaGazette: MBAM, Rehda ikrar tak jadikan tapak pembinaan pusat penularan Covid-19

15 April 2020 – Sin Chew: 冀续与政府对话· 建商房产公会盼给奖掖

14 April 2020 – Focus Malaysia: Property, construction players pledge to ensure health safety

15 April 2020 – The Star (Corporate News): MBAM and Rehda join forces to combat virus

15 April 2020 – Edge Prop: MBAM, REHDA to ensure COVID-19 safety measures at worksites

15 April 2020 – Malaysia Kini: Contractors urge gov’t to repay outstanding GST refunds to ease cash flow

15 April 2020 – Property Guru: REHDA, MBAM To Work Together To Fight Covid-19

18 April 2020 – The Star: Companies to abide by govt rules on screening

4 May 2020 – Sin Chew Daily: 符绩理:雇主承担外劳检测费·“复工政策不明确”

 4 May 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau: 【管控令第48天】符绩理谁都可能传播病毒…

5 May 2020 – The Star: Malaysia’s major trade associations support Govt’s decision to reopen economy

5 May 2020, Bernama: Dewan dan persatuan puji langkah pembukaan semula aktiviti ekonomi

6 May 2020 – The Star: Construction firms face another stumbling block

6 May 2020 – Edgeprop.my: Rehda, MBAM want government to bear construction workers’ testing costs

6 May 2020 – TheEdgeMarket.com: MBAM, Rehda ask govt to bear full cost of Covid-19 tests on all workers, introduce force majeure bill

6 May 2020 – Bernama: Govt urged to bear cost of COVID-19 screening for construction industry

6 May 2020 – Daily Express: Govt should bear Covid-19 screening cost for construction industry

6 May 2020 – The Malaysian Insight: Developers urge govt to bear cost of workers’ Covid-19 screening

6 May 2020 – Malaysia Kini: Gov’t urged to bear Covid-19 screening cost for construction industry

6 May 2020 – Free Malaysia Today: Foot bill for Covid-19 tests on foreign workers, builders urge govt

6 May 2020 – The Strait Times: 57 business chambers in Malaysia say ‘critical’ to resume operations amid reopening debate

6 May 2020 – Astro Awani: Chambers, associations lauds government decision on business resumption

6 May 2020 – Malay Mail: Want us to test workers for Covid-19? Then foot the bill, developers and builders tell Putrajaya

6 May 2020 – Edge Prop: 59 Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations call for all states to restart economic activities

6 May 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau:【管控令第50天】2商会提2大诉求政府应付建筑工检测费

6 May 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau:【管控令第50天】检测200万外劳需4至8个月-建筑业今年

6 May 2020 – China Press: ◤行动管制◢-59商会支持复工-吁州政府同步重启经…

6 May 2020 – Oriental Daily:【新冠肺炎】外劳人数庞大 业者忧检测效率慢

6 May 2020 – MalaysiaGazette: Pekerja asing tanpa dokumen bersembunyi daripada saringan?

6 May 2020 – Astro Awani: Govt urged to bear cost of COVID-19 screening for construction industry

6 May 2020 – Sinar Harian:Rayu kerajaan tanggung kos ujian saringan Covid-19 bagi industri

6 May 2020 – Harian Metro: REHDA, MBAM mahu kerajaan tanggung kos saringan pekerja pembinaan

11 May 2020 – REM Property: SOP引混淆 我国仅9%工地可复工

12 May 2020 – The Star: Industry players want protocols to ease health screenings 

12 May 2020 – AsiaOne, Featured news from The Star: Malaysia’s construction industry players want protocols to ease health screenings

12 May 2020 – China Press, 行动管制 建筑业者促政府制定明确检测程序

12 May 2020 – Star Property: Rehda Proposes That The Government Bear The Cost Of Covid-19 Testing

12 May 2020 – The Edge Malaysia: Frankly Speaking: A testing dilemma

12 May 2020 – Nanyang Siang Pau:【管控令第56天】迫切复工遇检测长龙“哪个领域外劳优先?”

27 May 2020 – Sin Chew Daily: 中小企业,苦(四之二):疫关重重·企业关关难过

28 May 2020 – The Star: Industry players want longer grace period

29 May 2020 – China Press: 行动管制 外劳等检测工地复工无期

31 May 2020 – MalaysiaGazette: Hanya 20 peratus pengusaha pembinaan mulakan tugas

2 June 2020 – The Malaysian Insight: Only 25% of construction projects operating since April

2 June 2020 – The Malaysian Insight: Sektor pembinaan bermula perlahan selepas dibenar beroperasi

2 June 2020 – The Malaysian Insight (Chinese): 不足半数建筑工地复工 建筑商忧严格防疫措施难达标

17 June 2020 – The Star Online: 17 sites ordered closed