Malaysia extended Movement Control Order.


  • On 16 February 2021, the government has decided to extend Movement Control Order (MCO) for certain states and areas in Malaysia, including Selangor, Johor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur until 4 March, 2021.
  • Meanwhile, The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), the mid-tier of control order, will be imposed for the rest of the states in Malaysia, excluding Perlis (Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) has been announced for Perlis).
  • Under the MCO, the residents are not permitted to
    • Conduct inter-district and inter-state travel within MCO areas without permission from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)
    • Travel into and out of MCO areas without permission from PDRM
  •  The activities permitted under MCO include but not limited to
    • Essential services and their activities
      • The List of Essential Service (refer to Schedule of Essential Services (page 22), the list includes manufacturing & production (food, beverages, and their chains of economic activities have been included), construction, services, supply and distribution, farming and commodity have been allowed).
      • Food sales activities are allowed by various means, including dine-in, take-away, drive-through and delivery from 06:00am to 10:00pm. Dine in is permitted with the requirement of social distancing of at least 1 meter shall be fulfilled.
    •  Essential outings
      • The number of passengers in private vehicles will based on the capacity of vehicle
      • In addition, the 10km travel restriction within the same district has been lifted.
    •  Official government and judicial duties
    • Students and candidates sitting for exams, including SPM, STPM, etc. are allowed to travel.
    • Cross-state permission is allowed for long-distance married couples, provided they obtain permission from PDRM.
  •  Under CMCO and RMCO, the social gatherings will be permitted, including weddings, engagements, prayers. However, a 50% cap of venue capacity will be applied.