The Movement Control Order (MCO) is extended for another two weeks.

MEASURES

  • On 10 April, the YAB Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the existing MCO, which scheduled to expire on 14 April, will be extended until 28 April 2020.
  • Only selected industrial sectors will be operationalised in stages in accordance with the guidelines . The list of selected sectors and
    guidelines will be announced by the government in due course.

IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

  • On 8 April, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) advised that companies with approval to operate are not allowed to amend the name list of workers submitted as the list has been given and approved by the Royal Malaysia Police. Any changes might cause troubles in operations.
  • Ministry of Transport has agreed to provide waiver of storage and removal charges from ports in Klang, Johor, and Sabah during Movement Control Order. Waiver of port storage and removal charges will be performed on case by case basis upon application.
  • On 9 April 2, the local industry association, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, requested for an extension of operation approval to essential product manufacturer to operate at 100% capacity and the non-essential at a 50% capacity, if the MCO is extended beyond 14 April.

FIA RECOMMENDATIONS/ACTIONS

  • FIA is working closely with members to understand the industry concerns with regards to the operations during MCO period.