Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced in his previous press conference that certain list of businesses are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. However, it does not mean they can automatically reopen. Companies must still get permission from the government and apply for the approval letter from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI).
Industries that are allowed by MITI to operate during the MCO period
According to MITI, other industries that are allowed to operate are:
- Machinery and equipment
- Aerospace and science
- Professional and technical services, including research and development (R&D) related to legal practice, oil and gas
- And activities related to Covid-19
The application will take up to five days to process
MITI said it will take up to five days to process business operation applications during the MCO. Based on the FAQs posted by MITI, if an application is successful, a letter of approval would be auto-generated by the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 2.0. Companies are encouraged to check the status of their applications in the system from time to time.
“They can only start their operations upon approval by Miti, ” he said.
Companies that are found to have violated operating conditions will face legal action
If a company approved to operate during the MCO period is found to have violated operating conditions, they will get a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both under Regulation 7 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Local Area of Infection) 2020.
MITI said, approval letter for companies during MCO phases 1 and 2 can be used for phase 3
For companies that have obtained approval letters to operate during the MCO phase 1 and 2, they may use the same document for phase 3. However, MITI encourages the companies to apply for a new registration if they want to get a new format approval letter with QR codes.
For companies whose applications are rejected, they can appeal
According to MITI, for those whose applications are rejected, they can appeal and it can be made at this website.
Click here to read the 17-page long FAQs regarding MCO.
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