PRESS RELEASE FROM MITI 21 October 2020

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI) MALAYSIA DATED 21 OCTOBER 2020

Following the announcement made by the Government yesterday on 20 October 2020, the National Security Council (MKN) has decided that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Sabah to implement the Work-From-Home (WFH) policy.

Therefore, in an earlier press statement released by MITI today, MITI will immediately implement MKN’s decision for the industry to introduce a Bekerja Dari Rumah (BDR) or Work-From-Home (WFH) policy for management and supervisory staff as a measure to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, taking into account the needs of the industry which requires the presence of a small number of management and supervisory level employees, MITI agreed to allow a maximum of 10 percent of employees including tasks involving accounting, finance, administration, law, planning and ICT to be in office limited for 4 hours only from 10 am to 2 pm for 3 days a week.

Companies do not need to submit applications for this purpose. Employers only need to issue a travel release letter for each employee who is allowed to work during the CMCO period. Employers need to set appropriate WFH guidelines according to the needs of their respective companies.

Enclosed is the press statement by MITI as released on 21 October 2020.

MBAM members are encouraged to adhere to the directives made by the Government. MBAM will continue to monitor and update members in timely manner on updates related to the construction industry.

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