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FMM MEMBERS' ADVISORY: UPDATE 1/2021: Essential Sectors Allowed to Operate Throughout the 2nd Movement Control Order in Six States

January 12, 2021 @ 4.00 pm

YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd in his announcement yesterday, January 11, 2021 informed that in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases, the Government has decided to impose the second Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) in six states which are Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah.


Enforcement activities during this period would be further tightened and failure to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will result in companies being instructed to shut down operations immediately and be subject to punitive penalties. Further details on MCO 2.0 are as follows:

a. Only manufacturing companies in the essential services (as per Lampiran 1 of the Media Statement) are approved to operate during the MCO period. Manufacturing companies in essential services that have registered with MITI’s COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) through the link https://notification.miti.gov.my will not need to re-register to operate during the MCO period. These companies are only required to download the notification of registration confirmation, beginning today, January 12, 2021, at 3.00 pm.

b. Manufacturing companies in essential services that have not registered with CIMS can do so at the link https://notification.miti.gov.my from 3.00 pm, January 12, 2021.

c. To facilitate the movement of employees for work, the following documents are required:
i. Employers to download the notification of registration confirmation from CIMS and provide to employees
ii. Employee to bring along the identification tag/badge or an authorisation letter from their employer stating the place of work.
d. To facilitate movement of vehicles relating to industry, business and manufacturing including crossing districts and states, employees are required to have with them employee identification tag/badge or an authorisation letter from their employer.
e. For work that does not require physical attendance, the Work From Home (WFH) directive will apply. Only 30 percent of employees in the management group are allowed to be in the office at any one time. The number of support staff and employees directly involved in the production line will be determined by their respective employers, taking into account strict compliance to the SOP.
f. Seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, talks and activities related to Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) are not allowed.

For more details on the implementation of the MCO for the manufacturing sector, please refer to the SOPs for the manufacturing sector and MITI’s Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) on the MCO. FMM wishes to remind all members to strictly observe the COVID-19 precautionary measures and be diligent and be vigilant in adhering to the SOPs as breaking this chain of infections is a concerted effort of everyone. Stay safe!


Dr Yeoh Oon Tean
Chief Executive Officer


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