Thursday, December 1, 2022

MITI Work Travel Permits must have QR codes to prevent Forgery

NewsMITI Work Travel Permits must have QR codes to prevent Forgery

Just before the Full Movement Control Order (MCO) was about to start on 1 June, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had released a statement yesterday (31 May), announcing that the list of industries that are allowed to operate through the MCO.

The list of industries includes:

  • Manufacturing and manufacturing-related services,
  • Commercial distribution including wholesale, retail and distribution,
  • Food and beverages including those for animals,
  • Healthcare and medical including dietary supplements, veterinary clinics and veterinary services,
  • Communications including media, telecommunications and internet, post and courier, broadcasting (for the purpose of publishing information and news),
  • E-commerce and information technology,
  • Production, distillation, storage, supplying and distribution of fuel and lubricant, and
  • Building, maintaining and critical repairing.
Source: TheStar

As previously mentioned, all approvals given previously will expire on 31 May and businesses are required to re-register themselves again, where they can do so on the CIMS 3.0 system starting 8 a.m. on 1 June.

While the SOPs during this MCO was tightened, MITI says that those who are travelling to work must have these documents with them, and they are the CIMS 3.0 letter from MITI and a letter of employment verification from their employer or a work pass.

Meanwhile, according to Bernama, the letter from MITI contains a QR code to prevent forgery. When scanned by the police officers, a pin code that only the police officers have will be requested and after the code number is keyed in, the officer will be able to check if the letter belongs to the letter holder.

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Read the statement from MITI here:


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