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KUCHING, April 28: The federal government is permitting companies in economic sectors which have been allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period to resume operations at full capacity without time limits in accordance to their industry’s needs starting tomorrow (April 29).
Minister for International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali however emphasised that the companies in these authorised sectors must comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) requirements set according to their respective sectors.
“Failure to comply with the SOP will result in the revocation of the operation and faced legal actions.
“The decision was achieved following discussions during the Economic Action Council meeting yesterday (April 27) on the need to restart and revive the overall economic supply chain that will help businesses continue to operate fully, rebuild affected stocks and enable efficient delivery of services and goods to customers,” he disclosed in a statement today.
The meeting yesterday reviewed the studies and recommendations by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Bank Negara Malaysia and national sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
Mohamed Azmin added that companies which have been authorised to operate in phase one, two and three of the MCO do not have to reapply for the ministry’s permission to operate.
“This initiative will help boost the recovery of the supply chain of goods and services to meet domestic and foreign demand.
“This will certainly have a positive impact on companies’ revenues, especially the small and medium enterprises (SMEs),” he added.
While the federal government has eased restrictions, Mohamed Azmin also reminded that people and industry owners must adapt to the “new normal” by adhering to social distancing, personal hygiene and health control guidelines at the workplace. — DayakDaily