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MCO 2.0 extended to whole of Malaysia except Sarawak

Follow a press conference today by Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri, he had announced that Movement Control Order (MCO) will be imposed on 5 additional states. This makes the whole of Malaysia under MCO, except for Sarawak.

As reported by Malay Mail, the 5 states includes Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Terengganu and Pahang. The MCO of these states will start running on 22 January 2021 to 4 February 2021.

Minister Ismail Sabri stressed that businesses in MCO states are allowed to operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. only.

For everybody’s reference, this is the list of the status of each state currently.

MCO (from 13 Jan to 26 Jan)

  • Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan
  • Selangor
  • Malacca
  • Johor
  • Sabah
  • Penang

MCO (from 16 Jan to 29 Jan)

  • Kelantan

MCO (from 22 Jan to 4 Feb)

  • Kedah
  • Perak
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Terengganu
  • Pahang
  • Perlis


  • Sarawak

The decision on whether to extend the MCO/CMCO will be determined on a later date based on the report from Ministry of Health.

In the press conference, Ismail said that there were 590 people who were arrested by the police during this period for not complying with the SOPs. Furthermore, there were 8 undocumented migrants that had been arrested too.

MCO disrupts business activities and if you need assistance, read through the financial assistance provided by the Government under the PERMAI package here.

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