COVID-19 Updates

All Operating Businesses Are Required To Submit Daily Report To MITI Starting From 20th May 2020

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

20 May 2020 –  With the latest announcement made by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), please take note that all operating companies are required to submit the DOSH SOP daily report using the new website link (notification.miti.gov.my) starting from 20th May 2020.

Federal Government Gazette

Attorney General’s Chambers

12 May 2020 –  The Federal Gazette was published by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Conditional MCO Extended to June 9

Prime Minister's Speech

10 May 2020 –  The conditional Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended for another four weeks until June 9, any changes to the rules, SOP or a list of sectors that are allowed to operate will be notified in a timely manner.

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Amendments to the Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation Act and Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act

Ministry of Health

29 April 2020 –  Amendments have been made to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 Gazette to allow an individual to be accompanied by a family member from the same household when out to purchase essential items. Other amendments published yesterday include amendments made to the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 and the Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation Act 2011.  The amended regulations were published and approved on the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and is in effect as of today until May 12.

Companies Approved by MITI Allowed Operate at Full Capacity Under MCO Without Time Restriction Effective 29 April 2020

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

28 April 2020 –  Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali of the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) announced that the government has decided to allow various economic sectors approved to operate during the Movement Control Period of phases 1, 2, and 3 to operate at full capacity without time limit and according to their respective industry requirements.

The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP Perkeso) Starts Today

SOCSO/ Ministry of Human Resources

27 April 2020 – The Social Security Organisation (Socso) Prihatin Screening Programme (PSP Perkeso) for employees, including foreign workers, in the sectors allowed to resume operations during the Movement Control Order (MCO) started its COVID-19 screenings today.  In a statement, Socso said the COVID-19 testing under the initiative is provided free of charge for workers whose employers are registered with Socso.  “The PSP Perkeso will be implemented in stages. In the first phase which commences today, the screenings are provided by the healthcare service providers appointed by Socso.

Details on the requirements and procedures for the screening programme are available at PSP Perkeso’s portal https://prihatin.perkeso.gov.my, Socso’s website www.perkeso.gov.my and Socso’s official digital platform.

Allowing Additional Economic Sectors To Operate

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

16 April 2020 –  Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali of the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) announced that the Cabinet agreed to allow additional economic sectors to operate in phases subject to compliance with health guidelines and strict movement control

Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

Attorney General’s Chambers

15 April 2020 – The Attorney General’s Chambers just released the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 which come into operation on 15 April until 28 April 2020. For the English Version, please refer to Page 7.

Approval to Operate for Organizations During the Previous Phases of the MCO Applies to the Third Phase

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

14 April 2020 – The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has issued a statement that the approval by MITI for organizations to operate during the first two phases of the Movement Control Order (MCO) will apply to the third phase as well. However, MITI would like to encourage the companies that have received this approval, to  make a new application if they want to get a letter of approval with a new format with QR codes . This is to enable easier information checking if  required by the authority.

Approval to Operate Additional Sectors to Bolster the Economy post COVID-19

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

10 April 2020 –  The Government has taken pro-active and responsive steps in balancing the country’s economic sustainability and the effectiveness of the Movement Control Order (MCO) by allowing critical economic sectors including the medical and basic needs sectors to operate since 18 March subject to conditions set by the Ministry of Health (MOH). This step is necessary in order to ensure the sustainability of the country’s economy post COVID-19, to prevent the loss of jobs among Malaysians and to ensure that the rakyat continue to have access to the basic needs and critical products throughout the MCO period.

Pursuant to the Government’s decision to allow several critical manufacturing and services sectors to operate during the first phase of the MCO, the level of compliance by the approved companies has been satisfactory and encouraging.

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Click here for English Version  (please refer to Annexe 1 in BM Version)

Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended until April 28

Prime Minister's Speech

10 April 2020 –  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today (10 April 2020) that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended for another two weeks, until April 28 in an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak in line with the views from the World Health Organization. The Prime Minister also noted that a “home based learning” initiative will be implemented. Also, a list of sectors allowed to operate will be revealed soon.

PM unveils RM10bil stimulus package for SMEs

Prime Minister's Speech

6 April 2020 –  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unveiled a special stimulus package worth RM10bil aimed at small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a bid to soften the impact of the movement control order (MCO). The Speech is available for download, and we have highlighted the relevant areas for your reference.

Click here for Speech in BM

Click here for Speech in English

Click here to read article in The Star

Additional Statement on MCO FAQ- Phase 2.

Malaysian National Security Council (Majlis Keselamatan Negara)

4 April 2020 – Canteen operations are allowed in businesses under “Essential Goods” as long as they adhere to the guidelines provided by Ministry of Health.

Second Port Clearing Exercise to Expedite Movement of Cargo from Ports Nationwide

Ministry of Transport

3 April 2020 – The Ministry of Transport has agreed after consultation with the National Security Council to allow freight forwarders and hauliers another four (4) days to expedite the movement of cargo from congested ports nationwide, starting Saturday, 4 April 2020.

Special Cabinet Committee to develop strategic measures in safeguarding Malaysia’s economy and labour market impacted by COVID-19

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

2 April 2020 – The Cabinet Meeting held on 1 April 2020 has agreed to establish a Special Cabinet Committee to develop strategic measures in safeguarding Malaysia’s economy and labour market impacted by COVID-19 with the aim of striking a balance between the nation’s economic priorities and the effective enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

31 March 2020 –  The new regulations known as the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 gazetted today, limits the population’s movement unless they have obtained special permission or are members of the essential services.

MITI Introduces Alternative Way To Facilitate The Endorsement Of Certificate Of Origin For Companies During The Movement Control Order (MCO)

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

29 March  2020 – Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) announced that it will be introducing an alternative way for Malaysian companies to seek endorsement of the Certificate of Origin (CO) under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) schemes (other than ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)) that will take effect from 30 March  to 14 April 2020.

Prime Minister Announces Economic Stimulus Package

27 March 2020 -Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin unveiled an economic stimulus package known as ‘package prihatin’ or caring package valued at RM250bil that will benefit all Malaysians.

AMMI Media Release

26 March 2020 – The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) thanks and commends the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) for continuously engaging with the medical device industry during Movement Control Order (MCO) since its imposition on March 18, 2020.

Companies With MITI’s Approval Letter May Continue to Operate During Extended Movement Control Order

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

25 March 2020 – Following the announcement by Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the extension of Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) wishes to inform the companies producing essential goods that the approval they have obtained from MITI will remain valid throughout the two-week extension, until 14 April 2020.

Deadline to Submit Application to Operate During MCO

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

24 March 2020 – The Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) announced the last date of application to operate during the Movement Control Order  period is on 24 March 2020, 11.59pm.

Logistics, Transportation Services for Certain Manufacturing Companies Authorized to Operate

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

21 March 2020 – Logistics and transportation services for companies in the manufacturing essential and critical items are permitted to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO)

Logistics, Transportation Services for Certain Manufacturing Companies Authorized to Operate

Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI)

21 March 2020 – Logistics and transportation services for companies in the manufacturing essential and critical items are permitted to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO)