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FMM PRESS STATEMENT: Industry Relieved No Full Lockdown and Awaits for Further Details from Ministry of International Trade and Industry on Economic Sectors Allowed to Operate

Kuala Lumpur, January 11, 2021 – The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) thanks the Government for taking heed of the call of the industry by allowing the five key economic sectors in the six states declared to be under the Movement Control Order for the next two-week period to continue to operate with strict conditions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). It is indeed a relief to the industry as a full lockdown for these six states, which are the hub and heart of the country’s economic activities, would be detrimental to the business sector, economy and livelihood of the rakyat.

However, we note as announced by YAB Prime Minister, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will further announce and clarify the finer details of the operations allowed during this MCO period. We look forward to the expeditious release of the details to allow enough time for the industry to plan and adjust to the required conditions. It is most important that the process and procedure to operate are seamless and clear for fast implementation. FMM will issue an advisory to our members upon receiving the announcement on the details by MITI.

In the meantime, FMM would also like to remind the industry to continue 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.




Tan Sri Dato’ Soh Thian Lai
President, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers


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