No discussion or decision yet over CMCO — Ismail Sabri

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob - file pic

KUCHING, June 3: The government has yet to decide whether to lift or extend the conditional movement control order (CMCO) which is schedule to end on June 9.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said no discussion or decision has been made on the matter.

“We will inform the public once there is a decision, whether lifted or extended,” he said during his daily press briefing on the national Covid-19 situation in Putrajaya today.

On March 18, the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented by the Malaysian government as part of its effort to break the Covid-19 chain of infection.

To allow more economic sectors to resume, the CMCO was subsequently enforced on May 4 and is currently scheduled to end on June 9.


Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said swab tests on artistes and crew members involved in movie production are not complusory.

However, should any positive case or cluster be detected, then it will be compulsory for everyone involved to get tested.

“Although it is not compulsory, production companies are encouraged to take the initiative on a voluntarily basis to get their teams tested,” he said.

He also reminded production companies to strictly comply with the government’s guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) including hiring a safety supervisor on site to ensure the measures are followed.

The government has allowed movie production companies and advertisement creators to resume shooting from June 10. — DayakDaily