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Latest RMCO / PKPP SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

Here is the latest RMCO / PKPP SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in states under RMCO / PKPP restrictions, from 5 March 2021 onwards!

For CMCO / PKPB SOP, please see CMCO / PKPB SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

 

No More MCO, Now CMCO + RMCO Until 18 March 2021!

Starting 5 March, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor will no longer be under MCO (Movement Control Order).

They will join Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Perak and Kelantan as states under CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order).

Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Putrajaya and Labuan will join Perlis as states under RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order).

CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Negeri Sembilan
Kedah
Perak
Kelantan
Melaka
Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah
Putrajaya
Labuan

The new CMCO and RMCO restrictions will extend from 5 March until 18 March 2021.

If you are wondering about Sarawak, it is still under CMCO / PKPB, which was extended earlier to 15 March 2021.

 

Latest RMCO / PKPP SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in RMCO / PKPP areas from 5 March 2021 onwards :

TRAVEL

  • Travel within the RMCO / PKPP area is allowed.
  • Travel to other RMCO areas, CMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity. However, vulnerable individuals and children are not encouraged to go out to public, open and crowded areas.
  • Goods and services vehicles are allowed to carry people up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • Travel of private, government and company vehicles for commuting to work and official business is permitted, up to vehicle capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN SABAH

  • Travel within Sabah in allowed within these district zones :
    Zone 1 : Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Ranau, Tuaran, Penampang, Putatan and Papar.
    Zone 2 : Beaufort, Kuala Penyu and Sipitang.
    Zone 3 : Kudat, Kota Marudu and Pitas.
    Zone 4 : Sandakan, Beluran, Telupid, Kinabatangan and Tongod.
    Zone 5 : Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Kalabakan.
    Zone 6 : Keningau, Tambunan and Tenom.
  • Travel between district zones is not allowed, except with police permission.

ACTIVITIES WITHIN RMCO / PKPP AREAS

  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate as usual, according to the existing SOP.
  • Petrol stations and laundry services are allowed to open as usual.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed to open as usual.

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • Private and public clinics and hospitals are allowed to operate 24 hours a day.
  • Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to operate as usual.

HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR BUSINESS PREMISES

  • Premise / business owners must ensure there is a 1 metre physical distance between customers at the entry and exit points of their premises.
  • Hand sanitisers must be provided at entry points, and customers must use them before entering.
  • Premise / business owners must provide the MySejahtera QR code and a logbook for registering customers.
  • Registration using MySejahtera app is mandatory in areas with Internet coverage. Exceptions will be given to areas with no Internet coverage, like rural areas.
  • Premise / business owners must ensure that customers check in using MySejahtera or write their names and telephone numbers into the logbook and scan their body temperature. Those with body temperature exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius are NOT ALLOWED to enter the premise.
  • Premise / business owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk status in MySejahtera are allowed to enter their premise.
  • Premise / business owners must limit the number of customers within their premises to ensure a 1 metre radius at all times, and publicly list the maximum number of people allowed in their premise.
  • All workers, suppliers and customers must wear face masks correctly while they are inside the premise.
  • There must be good ventilation at all premises.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear face masks in all crowded public places, except these places / activities :
    – your own home, with your own family members
    – hotel room / paid accommodation, with your own family members
    – your own work space
    – indoor and outdoor sporting activities
    – your own vehicle, with your own family members
    – indoor and outdoor public areas, without other individuals
    – eating and drinking at public areas, without other individuals

WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Travel in and out of CMCO / RMCO areas for work is allowed, with employer’s letter or work pass.
  • Travel into EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN.

SPORTS + RECREATION

  • All individual and team sport and recreational activities are SUBJECT to the Sports & Recreational SOP.
  • State and community competitions and championships are allowed, with the permission of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), and without spectators / supporters.
  • National competitions and championships that involve interstate travel (like MFL, MHL and STL) are allowed, with police permission, and without spectators / supporters.
  • National or international competition or championship MUST obtain permission from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), and without spectators / supporters.
  • Phased Centralised Training Programs for teams involved in MFL, MHL and STL through home / camp quarantine is allowed.
  • Centralised Training Programs by the National Sports Council and state sports councils using camp quarantine are allowed.
  • Group sports or recreational activities WITHOUT PHYSICAL CONTACT, with 50% capacity limit, physical distancing and supervision, is allowed,

INDUSTRIAL + ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

  • All industrial and economic activities can operate as usual, according to the SOP.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel is permitted for all vehicles used for business, industry and manufacturing activities.

FISHING, PLANTATION + FARMING

  • The fishing, farming, plantation, livestock and related food chain industries are allowed to operate as normal.

TOURISM + CULTURE

These activities are allowed to operate at 50% of the premise’s capacity, with physical distancing, wearing of face masks and compliance with SOP :

  • Tourist attractions like zoo, farm, aquarium, edutainment centre, recreation park, extreme park, adventure park, nature park and so on.
  • Art, culture and heritage sites like museum, library, art gallery, heritage centre, cultural performance and so on.
  • Theme park and family entertainment centre

All other tourism and cultural activities, OTHER than those in the Negative List are subject to the Tourism and Cultural Sector SOP.

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  • Activities at mosques and suraus are allowed.
  • Activities in non-Islamic houses of worship are allowed.

MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)

  • Seminars / workshops / courses / conferences / meetings / tradeshows and related activities including meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) are allowed to operate at maximum premise capacity.
  • They must ensure physical distancing, the wearing of face masks, and compliance with the MICE SOP.
  • Business travellers from permitted countries must use the One Stop Center (OSC) platform, and comply with existing entry requirements.
  • Face-to-face meeting for official or work reasons in office, hotel and other venues are allowed, subject to physical distancing and wearing of face masks.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

  • All events, shows, performances, live music and live band activities in hall, auditorium, art premise, convention centre, studio, stadium and hotel lounge are allowed without spectators.
  • The management staff, artistes, and crew are allowed at full capacity.
  • Music, animation, film, drama and documentary production, inside and outside the studio, are allowed.
  • Busking activities at cafeteria, food court, food stores and shopping mall are allowed.
  • Cinemas and drive-in theatres are allowed.

CHILD + SENIOR CARE

  • Childcare centres, kindergartens and daycare facilities are allowed to operate, with permission by the relevant ministry / agency.
  • Parents sending their children to childcare, kindergarten or daycare are allowed to use vehicles up to the licensed capacity.
  • Daycare facilities for the disabled, senior citizens, women and all other care facilities are allowed to operate.

EDUCATION

  • Public and private schools, higher education institutes, training institutes, tahfiz centres, kindergarten, tuition centres, language centres, skill centres, enrichment centres and all other educational institutes are allowed to operate.
  • Candidates for SPM 2020 and 2021, STPM, SVM, STAM, SKM, DVM and entry assessment for special schools (Form 1 and Form 4) and international examinations are allowed to travel into any MCO / CMCO / RMCO areas, with letters from the Ministry of Education.
  • Lecturers and teachers are allowed to travel, with letters from Ministry of Education or Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Boarding school students must obtain permission letters from their institutes for interstate travel.

CELEBRATIONS

  • Official and unofficial, public and private, events and social gatherings such as feast, Akad Nikah, wedding, engagement, reception, aqiqah ceremony, tahlil, anniversary, birthday, reunion, retreat and so on, are allowed.
  • Such events must follow the Government & Private Event SOP and Social Event SOP.

NEGATIVE LIST (FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES)

  • Pub and night club
  • Participation of foreign athletes or sports officials without permission from the Malaysia Immigration Department.
  • Group activities with physical contact, without supervision.
  • Championship / competition WITHOUT permission from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
  • Championship / competition (international or local) with spectators.
  • Mass and group activities that makes physical distancing impossible, like fun run, fun ride, marathon, triathlon and so on.
  • Tourism into MCO, CMCO and EMCO areas.
  • Overseas tourism.
  • Domestic tourism involving foreign tourists, except those from permitted countries.
  • Foreigners travelling to Malaysia, except those with permission from the Malaysia Immigration Department, and in compliance with existing entry requirements.
  • Any group activity that makes it difficult for physical distancing or compliance with DG Health orders.
  • Any other matters that will be decided by the government from time to time.

 

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Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

Here is the latest CMCO / PKPB SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in states under CMCO / PKPB restrictions, from 5 March 2021 onwards!

For RMCO / PKPP SOP, please see RMCO / PKPP SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

 

No More MCO, Now CMCO + RMCO Until 18 March 2021!

Starting 5 March, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor will no longer be under MCO (Movement Control Order).

They will join Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Perak and Kelantan as states under CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order).

Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah, Putrajaya and Labuan will join Perlis as states under RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order).

CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Negeri Sembilan
Kedah
Perak
Kelantan
Melaka
Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah
Putrajaya
Labuan

The new CMCO and RMCO restrictions will extend from 5 March until 18 March 2021.

If you are wondering about Sarawak, it is still under CMCO / PKPB, which was extended earlier to 15 March 2021.

 

Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 4 March 2021 Edition

Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in CMCO / PKPB areas from 5 March 2021 onwards :

TRAVEL

  • Travel within the CMCO / PKPB area is allowed.
  • Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are considered one zone, and travel between them is allowed.
  • Travel to other CMCO areas, RMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity. However, vulnerable individuals and children are not encouraged to go out to public, open and crowded areas.
  • Goods and services vehicles are allowed to carry people up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • Travel of private, government and company vehicles for commuting to work and official business is permitted, up to vehicle capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.

ACTIVITIES WITHIN CMCO / PKPB AREAS

  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate until 12 midnight.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 midnight. Those on highways can operate 24 hours.
  • Laundry services are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • Private and public clinics and hospitals are allowed to operate 24 hours a day.
  • Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to operate from 8 AM until 12 midnight.

HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR BUSINESS PREMISES

  • Premise / business owners must ensure there is a 1 metre physical distance between customers at the entry and exit points of their premises.
  • Hand sanitisers must be provided at entry points, and customers must use them before entering.
  • Premise / business owners must provide the MySejahtera QR code and a logbook for registering customers.
  • Registration using MySejahtera app is mandatory in areas with Internet coverage. Exceptions will be given to areas with no Internet coverage, like rural areas.
  • Premise / business owners must ensure that customers check in using MySejahtera or write their names and telephone numbers into the logbook and scan their body temperature. Those with body temperature exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius are NOT ALLOWED to enter the premise.
  • Premise / business owners must ensure that only customers with Low Risk status in MySejahtera are allowed to enter their premise.
  • Premise / business owners must limit the number of customers within their premises to ensure a 1 metre radius at all times, and publicly list the maximum number of people allowed in their premise.
  • All workers, suppliers and customers must wear face masks correctly while they are inside the premise.
  • There must be good ventilation at all premises.
  • It is MANDATORY to wear face masks in all crowded public places, except these places / activities :
    – your own home, with your own family members
    – hotel room / paid accommodation, with your own family members
    – your own work space
    – indoor and outdoor sporting activities
    – your own vehicle, with your own family members
    – indoor and outdoor public areas, without other individuals
    – eating and drinking at public areas, without other individuals

WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Travel in and out of CMCO / RMCO areas for work is allowed, with employer’s letter or work pass.
  • Travel into EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN.
  • The number of public sector workers permitted is based on the JPA circular.
  • The private sector is limited to 30% of their Management team, and a limit set by the employer for their Operations team.
  • Vehicles ferrying workers, including private vehicles, are allowed to operate.

SPORTS + RECREATION

  • All individual and team sport and recreational activities are SUBJECT to the Sports & Recreational SOP.
  • State and community competitions and championships are allowed, with the permission of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS).
  • National competitions and championships that involve interstate travel (like MFL, MHL and STL) are allowed, with police permission, and without spectators / supporters.
  • Sponsorship of any national or international competition or championship MUST obtain permission from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS).
  • Phased Centralised Training Programs for teams involved in MFL, MHL and STL through home / camp quarantine is allowed.
  • Centralised Training Programs by the National Sports Council and state sports councils using camp quarantine are allowed.
  • Group sports or recreational activities WITHOUT PHYSICAL CONTACT, with 50% capacity limit, physical distancing and supervision, is allowed,

INDUSTRIAL + ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

  • All industrial and economic activities can operate as usual, according to the SOP.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel is permitted for all vehicles used for business, industry and manufacturing activities.

FISHING, PLANTATION + FARMING

  • The fishing, farming, plantation, livestock and related food chain industries are allowed to operate as normal.

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  • Activities at mosques and suraus are allowed, with attendance limit set by the state religious authorities.
  • Activities in non-Islamic houses of worship are allowed, with attendance limit set by the Ministry of National Unity or the Ministry of Federal Territories.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

  • All events, shows, performances, live music and live band activities in hall, auditorium, art premise, convention centre, studio, stadium and hotel lounge are allowed without spectators.
  • The number of management staff, artistes, and crew are limited to 70% of usual capacity.
  • Music, animation, film, drama and documentary production, inside and outside the studio, are allowed.
  • Live television programs, inside or outside a studio, are allowed without spectators.
  • Busking activities at cafeteria, food court, food stores and shopping mall are allowed.
  • Cinemas and drive-in theatres are allowed.

CHILD + SENIOR CARE

  • Childcare centres, kindergartens and daycare facilities are allowed to operate, with permission by the relevant ministry / agency.
  • Parents sending their children to childcare, kindergarten or daycare are allowed to use vehicles up to the licensed capacity.
  • Daycare facilities for the disabled, senior citizens, women and all other care facilities are allowed to operate.

EDUCATION

  • Public and private schools, higher education institutes, training institutes, tahfiz centres, kindergarten, tuition centres, language centres, skill centres, enrichment centres and all other educational institutes are allowed to operate.
  • Candidates for SPM 2020 and 2021, STPM, SVM, STAM, SKM, DVM and entry assessment for special schools (Form 1 and Form 4) and international examinations are allowed to travel into any MCO / CMCO / RMCO areas, with letters from the Ministry of Education.
  • Lecturers and teachers are allowed to travel, with letters from Ministry of Education or Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Boarding school students must obtain permission letters from their institutes for interstate travel.

MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)

  • All business events involving meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions are allowed to operate at 50% of premise capacity.
  • They must ensure physical distancing, the wearing of face masks, and compliance with the MICE SOP.
  • Face-to-face meeting for official or work reasons in office, hotel and other venues are allowed, subject to physical distancing, wearing of face masks and up to 50% of the room capacity.
  • Video conferencing for meetings is encouraged.

TOURISM + CULTURE

These activities are allowed to operate at 50% of the premise’s capacity, with physical distancing, wearing of face masks and compliance with SOP :

  • Tourist attractions like zoo, farm, aquarium, edutainment centre, recreation park, extreme park, adventure park, nature park and so on.
  • Art, culture and heritage sites like museum, library, art gallery, heritage centre, cultural performance and so on.
  • Theme park and family entertainment centre

All other tourism and cultural activities, OTHER than those in the Negative List are subject to the Tourism and Cultural Sector SOP.

CELEBRATIONS

  • Official and unofficial, public and private, events and social gatherings such as feast, Akad Nikah, wedding, engagement, reception, aqiqah ceremony, tahlil, anniversary, birthday, reunion, retreat and so on, are allowed at up to 50% of premise capacity.
  • Such events must ensure physical distancing, wearing of face masks and follow the Social Event SOP.

NEGATIVE LIST (FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES)

  • Pub and night club
  • Concert or live event with audience
  • Championship / competition WITHOUT permission from the Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • Championship / competition with spectators
  • Group activities with physical contact, with over 50% capacity, without supervision.
  • Activities outside of the CMCO area, unless with permission.
  • Mass and group activities that makes physical distancing impossible, like fun run, fun ride, marathon, triathlon and so on.
  • Tourism outside of the CMCO area, or in an MCO / EMCO area.
  • Overseas tourism.
  • Domestic tourism involving foreign tourists, except those from permitted countries.
  • Interstate travel without police permission.
  • Any group activity that makes it difficult for physical distancing or compliance with DG Health orders.
  • Any other matters that will be decided by the government from time to time.

 

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Is WhatsApp Going To Charge For Picture Messages?

Is WhatsApp going to charge us to send and receive picture messages from 1 March onwards?

Find out what’s going on, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : WhatsApp Is Going To Charge For Picture Messages!

This viral claim is spreading like wildfire on WhatsApp, with people asking – is this true?

Please note: Starting from March 1st, all pictures of “good morning, good morning, happy weekend, etc.” will be charged, and it is a two-way charge (sending and receiving), please use text for greetings , Don’t use pictures! Thank you

请各位注意:从3月1日开始,凡是“问好“的早安丶上午好丶周未快乐等等的图片都要收费了,而且是双向收费(发与收),请各位问候要用文字,不要用图片!谢谢

 

No, WhatsApp Is NOT Going To Charge For Picture Messages!

Such viral messages have been circulating for years, often being modified to change the date or details. But the premise is always the same – WhatsApp will start charging us.

This latest version is most likely an attempt to stop people from sending all those irritating Good Morning and Happy Weekend messages.

The truth is – WhatsApp is NOT going to charge for sending or receiving picture messages.

In fact, it does not make sense for WhatsApp to charge us to use their free messaging service. Here are the reasons why…

Reason #1 : WhatsApp Needs To Stay Free

WhatsApp became big by providing a FREE messaging service, and that includes the ability to send and receive picture messages.

Even when they tried to monetise WhatsApp without charging users for messages, they were roundly criticised and many abandoned them for Telegram and Signal.

Charging for their free messaging service will merely trigger a massive exodus to alternative free messaging services like Telegram, Signal, WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk, etc.

Reason #2 : WhatsApp Needs Us As Their Product

WhatsApp will probably charge companies using their (still free) WhatsApp Business app, and introduce payment services to make money.

But they will always keep messaging free for end-users, because we are their “product”. WhatsApp needs a massive number of users to “sell” to businesses, including those on Facebook.

Our metadata is useful to advertisers on Facebook, and eventually, WhatsApp will likely charge businesses for the right to access their massive user base.

Ultimately, it does not make business sense for WhatsApp to charge end users like us.

Reason #3 : WhatsApp Does Not Have The Ability To Charge Us

Think about it for a second – did you ever give WhatsApp your credit card details? Or did they introduce any payment method?

If not, how on Earth are they ever going to charge you?

There is simply NO WAY for WhatsApp to charge us anything. Not until they ask for our credit card details, or introduce some kind of payment method.

Reason #4 : There Would Be Advanced Warning

Even if WhatsApp really wanted to charge for messaging, they cannot just start charging on-the-sly.

Remember the big hoohah over the change in privacy policy? It only happened because they had to tell people that they were changing it, and ask them to accept those changes.

So if it does come to pass that WhatsApp will start charging for messages, they will have to inform you in advanced and you will have the opportunity to switch to an alternative messaging service.

 

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SUKE Highway Collapse : Overloaded Trailer The Cause!

A segment of the SUKE Highway under construction collapsed, after being hit by an overloaded trailer!

 

SUKE Highway Collapse : Van Trapped Under Wreckage

Just before 6 PM on 3 March 2021, an overloaded trailer hit the scaffolding for a segment of the SUKE Highway under construction near Bandar Tasik Selatan.

This caused a collapse that trapped a factory van with five people inside – all Malaysians who were on their way to work.

23 firemen, three fire engines and two emergency rescue vehicles were promptly despatched to extricate the trapped victims from under the wreckage.

All five were extricated in a 3-hour operation, and taken to the hospital. However, the police later confirmed that two died and three others were injured.

 

SUKE Highway Collapse : Overloaded Trailer The Cause!

According to Projek Lintasan Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Sdn. Bhd, the collapse was caused by an overloaded trailer hitting scaffolding at the SUKE Highway construction site.

Please be informed that the said trailer was a private vehicle and is not involved in or affiliated with the construction of the SUKE highway in any way.

The accident at the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan caused severe traffic congestion.

SUKE is currently extending all possible assistance and cooperation to the relevant authorities to ensure public safety.

 

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Malaysia Announces COVID-19 Fines Of RM10K ~ RM100K!

Malaysia just announced that fines for breaking COVID-19 SOP would be increased to RM10K to RM100K!

Find out what’s changed, and why everyone needs to take COVID-19 precautions seriously!

 

Malaysia Increases COVID-19 Fines To RM10K ~ RM100K!

We earlier shared that the Malaysian government introduced amendments that increased fines for non-compliance with COVID-19 measures to a whopping RM10K to RM100K!

  • Individuals who commit an offence : Up to RM 10,000
  • Companies that commit an offence : Up to RM 50,000
  • Possible additional penalties : Up to 50,000 and/or up to 6 months imprisonment
  • Offences, for which no penalty is expressly provided : Up to RM 100,000 and/or up to 7 years imprisonment

In addition, the Act was amended to allow the government to order a person to wear a “tracing device”, also known as a tracking device.

On 3 March 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health and the Prime Minister’s Department officially announced the increased COVID-19 fines.

These increased COVID-19 fines and amendments will come into effect on 11 March 2021.

 

Increased Malaysia COVID-19 Fines : The Details

On 25 February 2021, several additions and amendments to the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) Ordinance 2021 were gazetted, and officially announced on 3 March 2021.

Here is a quick summary of the new additions and amendments that will take effect from effect on 11 March 2021 onwards.

Order For Wearing Tracing Device (Section 15A)

An individual who is infected or suspected to be infected can be compelled to wear a tracing device, which may be a wristband.

Any person who damages, destroys, loses or tampers with such a tracing device “commits an offence” under the Act.

Offences By Body Corporate (Section 22A)

Individuals managing a company that committed a crime under the Act may be charged severally or jointly” with the company itself.

They may be found guilty of the same offence, unless they can prove that the offence was committed “without [their] knowledge, consent or connivance“, and that they had “taken all reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence” to prevent the commission of the offence.

General Penalty (Section 24)

Any person who commits an offence under this Act, for which there is no expressly provided penalty, may be liable (upon conviction) to a fine of up to RM 100,000 and / or imprisonment of up to 7 years.

Compounding Of Offences (Section 25)

An individual who commits a compoundable offence under this Act may be subject to a fine of up to RM 10,000.

A company that commits a compoundable offence under this Act may be subject to a fine of up to RM 50,000.

Amendment Of Section 31

Regulations made under this Act may prescribe any act in contravention of the regulations to be an offence, and may prescribe penalties of a fine of up to RM 50,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months.

 

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Malaysia Approves AstraZeneca + Sinovac COVID Vaccines!

Malaysia has conditionally approved the AstraZeneca and Sinovac finished vaccines against COVID-19!

This does NOT include the bulk Sinovac vaccine that will undergo fill and finish by Pharmaniaga.

Find out this means for the COVID-19 vaccination program in Malaysia!

 

Malaysia Approves AstraZeneca + Sinovac COVID Vaccines!

On 2 March 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health announced that the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19 received conditional approval.

  1. AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Solution for Injection
    Registrant : AstraZeneca Sdn. Bhd.
    Manufacturer : Medimmune Pharma B.V. Netherland
  2. Sinovac CoronaVac Suspension for Injection
    Registrant : Pharmaniaga Lifescience Sdn. Bhd.
    Manufacturer : Sinovac Life Sciences Co. Ltd., China

These conditional approvals would allow the AstraZeneca and Sinovac finished vaccines to be used in the Malaysia COVID-19 vaccination program.

However, please note that the conditional approval is only for the finished vaccine from Sinovac.

The NPRA is still evaluating the CoronaVac vaccine that is being filled and finished by Pharmaniaga LifeScience Sdn. Bhd.

Hence, the bulk CoronaVac vaccine that recently arrived in Malaysia has NOT been approved for use yet.

They also gave conditional approval to a second source of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. COMIRNATY Concentrate for Dispersion for Injection
    Registrant : Pfizer (M) Sdn. Bhd.
    Manufacturer #1 (drug product and final release) : Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV, Puurs, Belgium
    Manufacturer #2 (final release) : BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH, Mainz, Germany

The Pfizer COMIRNATY vaccine had earlier been approved. This additional approval allows vaccine doses from the BioNTech manufacturing facility in Germany to be used in the Malaysia COVID-19 vaccination program.

The NPRA is still evaluating the Sputnik V vaccine, also known as Gam-COVID-Vac, from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute.

 

AstraZeneca + Sinovac Vaccines : A Quick Primer!

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, codenamed AZD1222, is a viral vector vaccine.

It uses a chimpanzee adenovirus – ChAdOx1 – which has been modified to prevent replication, to introduce a DNA sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

Once injected, the vaccine enters the cell and “teaches” it to produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and express them on its surface.

These spike proteins triggers the immune response to create antibodies that will protect you against the real SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, branded CoronaVac, is an inactivated virus vaccine.

It uses actual SARS-CoV-2 virus grown in Vero cells, and then killed using β-propiolactone.

Once injected into the body, the antigens on the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus triggers the body’s immune system.

Recommended : CoronaVac Vaccine By Sinovac : Your Questions Answered!

 

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Ismail Sabri : KL-Selangor Travel Allowed, But Not Putrajaya

For those who are confused by the latest inter-district travel announcement, here is the final word – travel between KL and Selangor is allowed, but not to Putrajaya.

 

Ismail Sabri : KL, Selangor, Putrajaya Considered One Zone

Back in May 2020, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that KL, Selangor and Putrajaya are considered one zone for the purpose of disease control – the Klang Valley zone.

Therefore, travel between KL, Selangor and Putrajaya was allowed at that time, as they were all CMCO / PKPB areas under the same zone, not different states.

The government considered travel between KL, Selangor and Putrajaya as inter-district travel, not interstate travel.

 

Ismail Sabri : KL-Selangor Travel Allowed, But Not Putrajaya

On 2 March 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that inter-district travel was now allowed nationwide, except in Sabah.

However, that caused some confusion as people wondered – is KL, Selangor and Putrajaya still considered as the same zone?

Malaysia Senior Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri later issued another statement, reaffirming that Selangor, KL and Putrajaya are still considered as one zonethe Klang Valley zone.

However, only free travel between KL and Selangor is allowed this time. This is because Putrajaya has been classified as an RMCO area.

Therefore, travel from CMCO areas like KL and Selangor to Putrajaya will require police permission, unless it is for official work purposes (with employer’s letter).

 

Official Statement On KL, Selangor, Putrajaya Travel By Ismail Sabri

At 9 PM on 2 March 2021, MKN issued this official statement by Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri :

Seperti yang dilaksanakan sewaktu PKPB 1.0, Selangor, WP Kuala Lumpur dan WP Putrajaya adalah dianggap satu zon.

Pergerakan rentas antara Selangor (PKPB) ke WP Kuala Lumpur (PKPB) adalah dibenarkan.

Walaubagaimanapun pergerakan dari Selangor atau WP Kuala Lumpur ke WP Putrajaya masih tidak dibenarkan kerana WP Putrajaya berstatus PKPP. Ini bagi melindungi WP Putrajaya dari penularan COVID-19.

Pergerakan dari Selangor atau WP Kuala Lumpur ke WP Putrajaya masih memerlukan kebenaran polis kecuali bagi mereka yang bekerja dan mempunyai surat majikan.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Menteri Kanan Pertahanan
2 Mac 2021

And here is our English translation :

As implemented during CMCO 1.0, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are considered one zone.

Cross movements between Selangor (CMCO) to Kuala Lumpur (CMCO) are allowed.

However travel from Selangor or Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is still not allowed, because Putrajaya is under RMCO status. This is to protect Putrajaya from the spread of COVID-19.

Travel from Selangor or Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya still requires police permission except for those who are working and have employer’s letter.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Senior Defence Minister
2 March 2021

 

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Malaysia : Inter-District Travel Allowed, Except In Sabah!

As expected, the Malaysian government just lifted their ban on inter-district travel!

Here is what you need to know about this change!

 

Malaysia : Inter-District Travel Allowed, Except In Sabah!

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) just lifted their ban on inter-district travel across the entire country, except in Sabah.

Starting 5 March 2021, you can freely travel within your state, across district lines.

This was long expected, after they lifted the 10 km travel limit on 16 February 2021.

The only exception is Sabah, where inter-district travel is still forbidden. You must travel only within your district in Sabah.

 

Inter-District Travel Allowed, But Not Interstate Travel 

However, please note that interstate travel is still forbidden across the country.

The only exception is Kuala Lumpur and Selangor – they are all considered the “same state” – the Klang Valley.

So residents of KL and Selangor Putrajaya can freely travel within the Klang Valley, except to Putrajaya which is under RMCO.

Police permission is needed for KL and Selangor residents to travel to Putrajaya, unless it is for work (with employer’s letter).

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Travel Restriction : Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

MKN finally clarified their definition of districts, so here is the district list for Sabah, Labuan and Sarawak that we compiled!

For Northern states, please see Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis District List
For Central states, please see KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List
For Southern states, please see Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List
For Eastern states, please see Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

Ever since 13 January 2021, interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas. In CMCO areas, interstate travel is forbidden, but inter-district travel is allowed.

But when the 10 km travel limit was lifted, MKN announced that inter-district and interstate travel are FORBIDDEN  nationwide.

Ever since the inter-district travel was forbidden in Malaysia, people have wondered – how do you define the districts?

Unfortunately, the lack of a proper definition led to some confusion – is KL a single district? Do we follow police districts or state districts?

This anecdotal example, that is being shared on social media, claims that the police are issuing fines based on police districts, instead of state districts.

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

Daughter came back from Subang Jaya to Bukit Jelutong kena saman merentasi Daerah katanya because of diffrent IPD . As far as i know Daerah in Selangor ada 9 je..and Subang Jaya and Shah Alam is under Daerah Petaling. Called IPD shah Alam to clarify yes they said kena saman because different Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Jurisdiction.

Called MKN asking where is the SOP definition regarding Daerah..officer cannot answer but affirm Subang Jaya and Shah Alam under 1 daerah .confused ask to refer to Polis…Polis ask to refer to MKN..Polis officer confused MKN also confused.

Apparently Polis issue compound on behalf of Pejabat Kesihatan because under Akta Kesihatan..kompaun have to pay to Pejabat kesihatan in kelana Jaya..so ask them kena mintak permit or not to go to kelana jaya pay kompoun..because different IPD ..no need pulak. Lastly called pejabat kesihatan they also confused why kena saman because same Daerah..lastly kena buat surat rayuan pembatalan kompaun. wasted whole morning making phone calls to get definition of Daerah. No Definite answer. Semua confused.

Adoi Malaysia..land of the Confused Civil Servant and Politicians

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

After weeks of uncertainty, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally clarified their definition of district for the inter-district travel ban.

On 20 February 2021, they released an updated MCO SOP, which included this definition of district.

  • the entire federal territory of KL is considered as a single district
  • the district borders are as defined by the states

In other words, you can travel without restrictions throughout the entire Kuala Lumpur, and districts as defined by the states, not the police.

 

Travel Restriction : Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

Sabah District List

Sabah has several large divisions, divided into districts.

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Sabah.

So identify your district and your townships in Sabah below, and stay within your own district.

Interior Division

  1. Beaufort
    – Beaufort
    – Bukau
    – Gadong
    – Kota Kilas
    – Limbawang
    – Lingkungan
    – Membakut
    – Padas Damit
    – Weston
  2. Keningau
    – Apin-apin
    – Bingkor
    – Keningau
    – Sook
  3. Kuala Penyu
    – Kuala Penyu
    – Menumbok
    – Pulau Tiga
  4. Nabawan
    – Nabawan
    – Pensiangan
    – Sapulut
    – Pagalungan
  5. Sipitang
    – Malaman
    – Mesapol
    – Sindumin
    – Sipitang
    – Sindumin
  6. Tambunan
    – Tambunan
  7. Tenom
    – Tenom
    – Kemabong

Kudat Division

  1. Kota Marudu
    – Kota Marudu
    – Tandek
  2. Kudat
    – Kudat Town
    – Sikuati
    – Matungggong
    – Pulau Banggi
    – Pulau Balambangan
    – Pulau Malawali
  3. Pitas
    – Pitas
    – Kanibongan

Sandakan Division

  1. Beluran
    – Paitan
    – Sungai Sungai
    – Beluran
    – Pulau Jambongan
  2. Kinabatangan
    – Kota Kinabatangan
    – Sukau
  3. Sandakan
    – Sandakan town
    – Batu Sapi
    – Gum-Gum
    – Sungai Manila
  4. Telupid
    – Telupid
  5. Tongod
    – Tongod
    – Entilibon

Tawau Division

  1. Kalabakan
    – Kalabakan
  2. Kunak
    – Kunak
  3. Lahad Datu
    – Lahad Datu
    – Tungku
    – Silam
    – Bandar Cenderawasih
    – Felda Sahabat
  4. Semporna
    – Semporna
    – Pulau Bum Bum
    – Pulau Timbun mata
  5. Tawau
    – Tawau
    – Bandar Sri Indah
    – Balung
    – Merotai

West Coast Division

  1. Kota Belud
    – Kota Belud
    – Nabalu
  2. Kota Kinabalu
    – Kota Kinabalu
    – Inanam
    – Menggatal
    – Telipok
    – Pulau Sepanggar
    – Pulau Gaya
  3. Papar
    – Papar
    – Kinarut
    – Kimanis
    – Bongawan
  4. Penampang
    – Donggongon
    – Kasigui
    – Kepayan
  5. Putatan
    – Putatan
    – Lok Kawi
  6. Ranau
    – Liwogu
    – Tanah Rata / Kituntul
    – Tambiau / Mohimboyon
    – Suminimpod / Kopongian
    – Kudasang / Bundu Tuhan
    – Lohan / Bongkud
    – Rondogung
    – Perancangan
    – Nalapak
    – Karanaan / Togudon
    – Timbua
    – Paginatan
    – Molinsou
    – Kaingaran
  7. Tuaran
    – Berungis
    – Tambalang
    – Serusop
    – Indai
    – Mengkabong
    – Klulu
    – Tamparuli
    – Tenghilan
    – Topokan
    – Tuaran town
    – Gayaratau / Rungus

Labuan District List

The federal territory of Labuan – the Labuan island and six smaller islands are all part of one district. So you can freely travel throughout the whole of Labuan.

  1. Labuan Island
    – Victoria Harbour
    – Tanjung Punei
    – Layang-Layangan
    – Kubong Bluff
    – Kiamsan
  2. Pulau Papan
  3. Pulau Kuraman
  4. Pulau Rusukan Kecil
  5. Pulau Rusukan Besar
  6. Pulau Burung
  7. Pulau Daat

Sarawak District List

Like Sabah, Sarawak has several large divisions, divided into districts.

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Sarawak.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

Kuching Division

  1. Kuching
    – Kuching City
    – Kota Padawan
    – Siburan
    – Padawan
  2. Bau
    – Bau
  3. Lundu
    – Lundu
    – Sematan

Seri Aman Division

  1. Sri Aman
    – Simanggana (Sri Aman)
    – Bakong
    – Sabu
    – Melugu
    – Batu Lintang
    – Skrang
    – Lingga
    – Banting
    – Pantu
    – Lachau
  2. Lubok Antu
    – Lubok Antu
    – Engkilili
    – Nanga Aup

Sibu Division

  1. Sibu
    – Sibu town
    – Sungai Merah
    – Teku
    – Sibu Jaya
    – Sibintek
    – Durin
  2. Kanowit
    – Kanowit
    – Kampung Bedil
  3. Selangau
    – Selangau

Miri Division

  1. Miri
    – Miri city
    – Sibuti
    – Niah
    – Lutong
    – Kuala Baram
  2. Marudi
    – Marudi

Limbang Division

  1. Limbang
    – Limbang town
    – Batu Danau
    – Ukong
    – Nanga Medamit
  2. Lawas
    – Lawas town
    – Merapok
    – Sundar
    – Trusan

Sarikei Division

  1. Sarikei
    – Sarikei town
    – Selalang
    – Gunong Ayer
  2. Meradong
    – Bintangor town
  3. Julau
    – Julau town
  4. Pakan
    – Pakan town

Kapit Division

  1. Kapit
    – Kapit town
  2. Song
    – Song town
  3. Belaga
    – Belaga town

Samarahan Division

  1. Samarahan
    – Kota Samarahan
  2. Asajaya
    – Asajaya town
    – Beliong
    – Tambirat
    – Sambir
    – Jemukan
    – Jaie
    – Sadong Jaya
  3. Simunjan
    – Simunjan town
    – Sebangan
    – Tebelu
    – Sebuyau
    – Gedong

Bintulu Division

  1. Bintulu
    – Bintulu town
    – Sebauh town
  2. Tatau
    – Tatau town
    – Kuala Tatau

Betong Division

  1. Betong
    – Betong town
  2. Saratok
    – Saratok town

Mukah Division

  1. Mukah
    – Mukah town
  2. Dalat
    – Dalat town
    – Oya
  3. Daro
    – Daro town
    – Pulau Bruit
  4. Matu
    – Matu town
    – Igan
  5. Tanjung Manis

Serian Division

  1. Serian
    – Serian town
    – Tebedu / Bandar Mutiara
    – Tebakang

 

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Travel Restriction : Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List

MKN finally clarified their definition of districts, so here is the district list for Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu that we compiled!

For Northern states, please see Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis District List
For Central states, please see KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List
For Southern states, please see Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List
For East Malaysia states, please see Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

Ever since 13 January 2021, interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas. In CMCO areas, interstate travel is forbidden, but inter-district travel is allowed.

But when the 10 km travel limit was lifted, MKN announced that inter-district and interstate travel are FORBIDDEN  nationwide.

Ever since the inter-district travel was forbidden in Malaysia, people have wondered – how do you define the districts?

Unfortunately, the lack of a proper definition led to some confusion – is KL a single district? Do we follow police districts or state districts?

This anecdotal example, that is being shared on social media, claims that the police are issuing fines based on police districts, instead of state districts.

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

Daughter came back from Subang Jaya to Bukit Jelutong kena saman merentasi Daerah katanya because of diffrent IPD . As far as i know Daerah in Selangor ada 9 je..and Subang Jaya and Shah Alam is under Daerah Petaling. Called IPD shah Alam to clarify yes they said kena saman because different Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Jurisdiction.

Called MKN asking where is the SOP definition regarding Daerah..officer cannot answer but affirm Subang Jaya and Shah Alam under 1 daerah .confused ask to refer to Polis…Polis ask to refer to MKN..Polis officer confused MKN also confused.

Apparently Polis issue compound on behalf of Pejabat Kesihatan because under Akta Kesihatan..kompaun have to pay to Pejabat kesihatan in kelana Jaya..so ask them kena mintak permit or not to go to kelana jaya pay kompoun..because different IPD ..no need pulak. Lastly called pejabat kesihatan they also confused why kena saman because same Daerah..lastly kena buat surat rayuan pembatalan kompaun. wasted whole morning making phone calls to get definition of Daerah. No Definite answer. Semua confused.

Adoi Malaysia..land of the Confused Civil Servant and Politicians

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

After weeks of uncertainty, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally clarified their definition of district for the inter-district travel ban.

On 20 February 2021, they released an updated MCO SOP, which included this definition of district.

  • the entire federal territory of KL is considered as a single district
  • the district borders are as defined by the states

In other words, you can travel without restrictions throughout the entire Kuala Lumpur, and districts as defined by the states, not the police.

 

Travel Restriction : Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List

Pahang District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Pahang.

So identify your district and your townships in Pahang below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Bentong
    – Bentong
    – Sabai
    – Pelangai
  2. Bera
    – Bera
    – Teriang
  3. Cameron Highlands
    – Hulu Telom
    – Tanah Rata
    – Ringlet
  4. Jerantut
    – Burau
    – Hulu Cheka
    – Hulu Tembeling
    – Kelola
    – Kuala Tembeling
    – Pedah
    – Pulau Tawar
    – Tebing Tinggi
    – Teh
    – Tembeling
  5. Kuantan
    – Beserah
    – Kuala Kuantan (including Kuantan town)
    – Penor
    – Sungai Karang
    – Ulu Kuantan
    – Ulu Lepar
  6. Lipis
    – Batu Yon
    – Budu
    – Cheka
    – Gua
    – Hulu Jelai
    – Kechau
    – Kuala Lipis
    – Penjom
    – Tanjong Besar
    – Telang
  7. Maran
    – Bukit Segumpal
    – Chenor
    – Kertau
    – Luit
  8. Pekan
    – Pekan town
    – Bebar
    – Temai
    – Lepar
    – Kuala Pahang
    – Langgar
    – Ganchong
    – Pahang Tua
    – Pulau Manis
    – Pulau Rusa
    – Penyor
  9. Raub
    – Bukit Talam
    – Dong
    – Gali
    – Hulu Dong
    – Sega
    – Semantan Hulu
    – Teras
  10. Rompin
    – Endau
    – Keratong
    – Rompin
    – Pontian
    – Tioman
  11. Temerloh
    – Bangau
    – Jenderak
    – Kerdau
    – Lebak
    – Lipat Kajang
    – Mentakab
    – Perak
    – Sanggang
    – Songsang
    – Semantan

Kelantan District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Kelantan.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Bachok
    – Alor Bakat
    – Bandar Bachok
    – Bator
    – Chap
    – Cherang Hangus
    – Gajah Mati
    – Gunong
    – Jelawat
    – Kemasin
    – Kuau
    – Kubang Telaga
    – Kuchelong
    – Lubuk Tembesu
    – Mak Lipah
    – Melawi
    – Nipah
    – Pak Pura
    – Pauh Sembilan
    – Paya Mengkuang
    – Perupok
    – Repek
    – Rusa
    – Senak
    – Serdang
    – Tanjong
    – Tanjung Jering
    – Tanjung Pauh
    – Telok Mesira
    – Telong
    – Temu Ranggas
    – Tepus
    – Tualang Salak
  2. Gua Musang
    – Galas (including Gua Musang town)
    – Chiku
    – Bertam
  3. Jeli
    – Jeli town
    – Kuala Balah
    – Belimbing
  4. Kota Bharu
    – Panji
    – Kubang Kerian
    – Ketereh
    – Bandar Kota Bharu
    – Kemumin
    – Badang
    – Kota
    – Sering
    – Peringat
    – Banggu
    – Kadok
    – Limbat
    – Pendek
    – Salor
    – Dewan Beta
  5. Kuala Krai
    – Olak Jeram
    – Batu Mengkebang (including Kuala Krai town)
    – Dabong
  6. Machang
    – Ulu Sat
    – Pulai Chondong
    – Labok
    – Panyit
    – Pangkai Meleret
    – Temangan
  7. Pasir Mas
    – Rantau Panjang
    – Kubang Gadong
    – Pasir Mas
    – Kangkong
    – Gual Periok
    – Bunut Susu
    – Kubang Sepat
    – Chetok
    – Lemal
    – Alor Pasir
  8. Pasir Puteh
    – Semerak
    – Bukit Jawa
    – Limbongan (including Pasir Puteh town)
    – Padang Pak Amat
    – Bukit Abal
    – Gong Datok
    – Jeram
    – Bukit Awang
  9. Tanah Merah
    – Kusial
    – Jedok
    – Ulu Kusial
  10. Tumpat
    – Wakaf Bharu
    – Pengkalan Kubur
    – Tumpat
    – Sungai Pinang
    – Terbak
    – Kebakat
    – Jalan Besar
    – Palekbang
    – Kelaboran
    – Kampung Laut
    – Kok Keli
    – Berangan
    – Bunohan
    – Geting
    – Morak
    – Pasir Pekan

Terengganu District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Terengganu.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Besut
    – Bukit Kenak
    – Bukit Puteri
    – Hulu Besut
    – Jabi
    – Kampung Raja
    – Keluang
    – Kerandang
    – Kuala Besut
    – Kubang Bemban
    – Lubuk Kawah
    – Pasir Akar
    – Pelagat
    – Pengkalan Nangka
    – Perhentian Islands
    – Tembila
    – Tenang
  2. Dungun
    – Abang
    – Besol
    – Jengai
    – Jerangau
    – Kuala Dungun
    – Kuala Paka
    – Kumpal
    – Pasir Raja
    – Rasau
    – Sura
    – Hulu Paka
  3. Hulu Terengganu
    – Hulu Berang
    – Hulu Telemung
    – Hulu Terengganu
    – Jenagur
    – Kuala Berang
    – Kuala Telemung
    – Penghulu Diman
    – Tanggul
    – Tersat
    – Kuala Berang town
  4. Kemaman
    – Bandi
    – Banggul
    – Binjal
    – Chukai
    – Hulu Chukai
    – Hulu Jabur
    – Kemasik
    – Kerteh
    – Kijal
    – Pasir Semut
    – Tebak
    – Teluk Kalong
  5. Kuala Nerus
    – Batu Rakit
    – Kuala Nerus town
    – Pakoh (Belara)
    – Redang Island
  6. Kuala Terengganu
    – Atas Tol
    – Bandar Kuala Terengganu
    – Batu Buruk
    – Belara
    – Bukit Besar
    – Cabang Tiga
    – Cenering
    – Gelugur Kedai
    – Gelugur Raja
    – Kepung
    – Kuala Ibai
    – Kubang Parit
    – Losong
    – Manir
    – Paluh
    – Pengadang Buluh
    – Pulau-pulau
    – Rengas
    – Serada
    – Tok Jamal
  7. Marang
    – Jerung
    – Mercang
    – Pulau Kerengga
    – Rusila
    – Alur Limbat
    – Bukit Payong town
    – Bandar Marang
    – Bukit Payong
    – Pengkalan Berangan
  8. Setiu
    – Chaluk
    – Guntung
    – Hulu Nerus
    – Hulu Setiu
    – Merang
    – Pantai
    – Tasik

 

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Sinovac Vaccine Arrives In Malaysia, But Not Approved Yet

The first batch of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine – CoronaVac – just arrived in Malaysia.

There was not much fanfare, because the Sinovac vaccine has NOT actually been approved for use in Malaysia.

 

Sinovac Vaccine Arrives In Malaysia!

The first batch of the Sinovac vaccine – CoronaVac – arrived at the KL International Airport aboard MH319 at 8:47 AM on 27 February 2021.

Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Health obtained CoronaVac through Pharmaniaga Lifescience Sdn Bhd – an intermediary company.

Hence, the Sinovac vaccine arrived in the form of 200 litres of CoronaVac bulk vaccine, which would then have to be bottled by Pharmaniaga.

Once bottled, these 200 litres of bulk vaccine should produce over 300,000 CoronaVac doses – enough to vaccinate approximately 150,000 people.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin, said that the government is paying Sinovac less for the vaccine because bottling is done by Pharmaniaga.

However, he declined to disclose more information, so it is unknown how much the government is saving, once the costs of Pharmaniaga’s bottling and distribution are included.

 

Sinovac Vaccine Not Approved In Malaysia Just Yet

While the CoronaVac vaccine has arrived in Malaysia, we should point out that it has not been approved by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA).

Therefore, the CoronaVac vaccine will not be used just yet in the Malaysia COVID-19 vaccination program.

According to the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, this is because the CoronaVac vaccine has not been bottled.

One of the criteria for approval by the NPRA is the evaluation of the bottling process by Pharmaniaga. Until that happens, the CoronaVac vaccine cannot be approved for use in Malaysia.

It should be pointed out that China only just approved this Sinovac vaccine for general use on 6 February 2021.

 

Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine : A Quick Primer

Developed by Sinovac, CoronaVac is an inactivated virus vaccine – an older method of creating vaccines.

The SARS-CoV-2 viruses are cultured (grown) in Vero cells, and inactivated (killed) before being administered as a vaccine.

The CoronaVac vaccine only needs to be refrigerated at 2–8 °C (36–46 °F), which makes it easy to distribute.

This is a 2-dose vaccine, which the second dose delivered 14 days after the first.

Its Brazil clinical trial results showed that the CoronaVac vaccine was 50.4% effective in preventing COVID-19, just crossing the 50% mark for regulatory approval.

It was about 78% effective in preventing “mild to severe” COVID-19 disease, which is nevertheless good news.

Recommended : CoronaVac Vaccine By Sinovac : Your Questions Answered!

 

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Sarawak CMCO / PKPB Extended To 15 March 2021!

The Malaysian government just extended the CMCO / PKPB restrictions in Sarawak to 15 March 2021!

 

Sarawak CMCO / PKPB Extended To 15 March 2021!

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) just announced the extension of CMCO / PKPB restrictions in Sarawak to 15 March 2021.

The existing SOP for CMCO / PKPB in Sarawak remains in place, including :

  • Interstate travel is forbidden, except for work, economic or industrial purposes.
  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are forbidden to open.
  • Individual sporting activities and non-contact recreation or those performed individually and not involving more than 10 people, like walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics, hiking, fishing, and so on are permitted.
  • Picnics, swimming pool activities and contact sports are forbidden.

 

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Malaysia COVID-19 Fines Increased To RM10K ~ RM100K!

Malaysia just increased fines for non-compliance with COVID-19 measures to a whopping RM10K to RM100K, and even imprisonment!

Find out what’s changed, and why everyone needs to take COVID-19 precautions seriously!

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Fines Increased To RM10K ~ RM100K!

The Malaysian government just introduced amendments that increased fines for non-compliance with COVID-19 measures to a whopping RM10K to RM100K!

  • Individuals who commit an offence : Up to RM 10,000
  • Companies that commit an offence : Up to RM 50,000
  • Possible additional penalties : Up to 50,000 and/or up to 6 months imprisonment
  • Offences, for which no penalty is expressly provided : Up to RM 100,000 and/or up to 7 years imprisonment

In addition, the Act was amended to allow the government to order a person to wear a “tracing device”, also known as a tracking device.

These increased COVID-19 fines and amendments will come into effect on 11 March 2021.

 

Increased Malaysia COVID-19 Fines : The Details

On 25 February 2021, several additions and amendments to the Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) Ordinance 2021 were gazetted.

Here is a quick summary of what those new additions and amendments would likely mean.

Order For Wearing Tracing Device (Section 15A)

An individual who is infected or suspected to be infected can be compelled to wear a tracing device, which may be a wristband.

Any person who damages, destroys, loses or tampers with such a tracing device “commits an offence” under the Act.

Offences By Body Corporate (Section 22A)

Individuals managing a company that committed a crime under the Act may be charged severally or jointly” with the company itself.

They may be found guilty of the same offence, unless they can prove that the offence was committed “without [their] knowledge, consent or connivance“, and that they had “taken all reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence” to prevent the commission of the offence.

General Penalty (Section 24)

Any person who commits an offence under this Act, for which there is no expressly provided penalty, may be liable (upon conviction) to a fine of up to RM 100,000 and / or imprisonment of up to 7 years.

Compounding Of Offences (Section 25)

An individual who commits a compoundable offence under this Act may be subject to a fine of up to RM 10,000.

A company that commits a compoundable offence under this Act may be subject to a fine of up to RM 50,000.

Amendment Of Section 31

Regulations made under this Act may prescribe any act in contravention of the regulations to be an offence, and may prescribe penalties of a fine of up to RM 50,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months.

 

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Maxis TV Is Here, But Is It Worth Subscribing?

Maxis TV promises to offer multiple OTT steaming services at a cheaper price.

Take a look at what Maxis TV actually offers, and find out if it’s really worth your money!

 

Maxis TV : Cheaper OTT Streaming Bundles?

What exactly is Maxis TV? Maxis calls it a “first of its kind video entertainment service”.

Let’s be clear – Maxis TV is not a video streaming service. In fact, Maxis doesn’t actually stream anything to anyone.

All Maxis TV really does is offer bundles of five existing OTT streaming services.

  • dimsum
  • iQIYI
  • MUBI
  • viu
  • WeTV iflix

While they call it “completely new in the market and cannot be found anywhere else”, that’s only true if you are too lazy to subscribe to those streaming services yourselves.

Their true value proposition is offering these OTT streaming services at cheaper prices, with a single payment point. That’s really it.

 

Maxis TV Bundles : Are They Worth It?

Maxis TV promises to offer flexible OTT bundle passes, which confusingly, are divided into three categories :

  • Single Pass (should really be called Limited Pass)
    – Daily with 3 GB data limit : RM 3
    – Weekly with 5 GB data limit : RM 5
    – Monthly with 10 GB data limit : RM 9.99
  • 2-OTT Bundle with Unlimited Data : RM 18 per month
  • Unlimited Bundle with Unlimited Data : RM 42 per month

We can quickly identify a few problems with the Maxis TV bundles…

Single Pass with Limited Data

Maxis should have kept things simple – charge by the day, week or month. But they had to complicate it by adding a data limit.

Their potential subscribers are going to have to figure out – how much data does this movie take up? Or that TV episode?

Why add this unnecessary limit? It seems intentionally designed to prevent binge-watching by people on a budget.

2-OTT Bundle

Maxis TV offers only five combinations for their 2-OTT Bundle.

You cannot, for example, choose dimsum and viu, or MUBI and dimsum, or MUBI and iQIYI.

This is partly because WeTV and iflix are much cheaper than viu.

Dimsum, WeTV, iflix Are FREE / Cheaper

You can actually watch dimsum, WeTV and iflix content for FREE.

You only need to pay for VIP access to certain “hot” content, or the ability to skip advertisements (WeTV and dimsum).

Only One Package Worth Considering

Unless you are looking to subscribe to multiple bundles, it is generally cheaper to subscribe directly :

  • dimsum VIP : RM 8.90 per month
  • MUBI : RM 15 per month, RM 120 per year
  • iQIYI Standard VIP : RM 8.90 per month
  • viu : RM 12.90 per month, RM 88 per year
  • WeTV VIP : RM 7.90 per month
  • iflix VIP : RM 3 per week

From our POV, the only Maxis TV bundle worth considering is the Unlimited Pass, which gives you access to all five OTT services. You will then save RM 13 per month.

Even that is assuming you plan to watch all five of them. If you only want to use 3-4 of those OTT services, it is cheaper to just subscribe directly.

 

Maxis TV : Free 1-Month Trial!

Maxis is now offering a free one-month trial for all new Maxis TV subscribers, even for non-Maxis customers.

So you can give it a try, or use it to get some free streaming for a month. Just make sure you discontinue it before the subscription kicks in automatically!

 

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Public Bank : More Fake SMS Scams! Do NOT Click / Call!

Scammers keep sending out fake Public Bank SMS messages.

Do NOT click or call if you receive any of these fake SMS messages!

 

Public Bank : Fake SMS Scams! Do NOT Click / Call!

Whether you are a Public Bank customer or not, you may receive one of these alarming SMS messages :

RM0 PBB/PIBB: Your PBB account will TERMINATED on 02Dec20 01:30:00 AM. Please make verification via http://www.mypbebank.cc to avoid service interruption. Verify now keep on using PBB services.

RM0 Credit Cash out RM3,000 form card ending no 7102 successful on 01 DEC. Information system sending. Call PBB 1800-81-9566 for any query

If you receive any of these SMS messages, please DO NOT click on the link, or call the number. JUST IGNORE THEM, or delete them.

Warning: Your account is marked as insecure, please click Return PAC immediately to confirm that it is safe to use. (https://pbevip.vip/)

PBe Your account is in a high-risk state PLS log in immediately and return the PAC to protect your account security https://www.pbebanks.top

Clicking on the links will often lead you to a phishing website, a fake website designed to look like a Public Bank website.

You will be asked to key in your personal information, including your Public Bank user name and password. DO NOT KEY IN YOUR INFORMATION!

But if you are free and want to help screw these scammers, key in fake information as many times as possible.

Note : These scams do not just affect Public Bank. In fact, all banks are affected :

 

Public Bank : How To Identify Fake SMS Messages

With a little help from Public Bank, let’s show you how to identify fake SMS messages.

If you spot any of these warning signs, BACK OFF and DO NOT PROCEED!

Warning Sign #1 : Grammatical Mistakes

Read the two SMS messages above, and you can easily spot numerous grammatical mistakes. A bank will never send such poorly worded messages to their customers.

Warning Sign #2 : Embedded Links

Banks will NEVER embed links (URLs) into the message. If you see embedded links, always think – SCAM SMS!

Warning Sign #3 : Wrong Links

And always check the link – www.mypbebank.cc is not the correct address for the Public Bank website (www.pbebank.com)

When you see any website with .cc links, be wary because the .CC domains are registered in the Cocos Islands – an Australian territory of only 14 km², with only about 600 inhabitants.

Warning Sign #4 : No Personal Login Phrase / Picture

To avoid phishing attacks, banks now give you a secret response (like a picture or a phrase) to confirm that you are visiting their legitimate website.

If the website you are visiting gives you the wrong picture or secret phrase, you have been tricked into visiting a fake website designed to mimic the real bank website.

You should also remember that the bank website must show you secret picture or phrase right after you enter your login, but BEFORE you key in your password.

If you are asked to key in your password without the website displaying the secret phrase or picture, you have been tricked into visiting a fake website designed to mimic the real bank website.

 

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Malaysia MCO : MICE + Busking Now Allowed!

Malaysia just lifted restrictions on MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) and Busking!

Find out how this affects your risk of getting infected by COVID-19 in Malaysia!

 

Malaysia MCO : MICE + Busking Now Allowed!

Even as Malaysia comes close to breaching 300,000 COVID-19 cases, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) continues to liberalise the economy.

On 25 February 2021, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob announced that MKN decided to lift restrictions on MICE and busking activities in MCO / PKP areas.

Starting 26 February 2021, street musicians and buskers are allowed to perform in MCO / PKP areas, as long as they comply with existing SOP.

MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) activities, on the other hand, can start from 5 March 2021 onwards, with these restrictions :

  • up to 25% of maximum venue capacity, or
  • up to 250 people at the venue, whichever is fewer
  • physical distancing must be maintained

 

MICE + Busking Activities : Are We At Greater Risk?

This new change would make MCO (PKP) even more similar to RMCO (PKPP) and CMCO (PKPB), which begs the question – why bother with the three different classifications?

But more importantly – how does this affect our risk of getting COVID-19?

MICE Risks

The risks of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) activities greatly varies.

Meetings, talks and training sessions, for example, are small and can be conducted with minimal risks, as long as both organisers and participants comply with the SOP.

Conferences and exhibitions, on the other hand, are more challenging because they generally involve personal interactions. Physical distancing and face masks can help to reduce the risk, but only if everyone remembers to use them.

Busking Risks

This is generally quite safe, as long as the performer(s) is static, like the example above. This would allow for proper physical distancing of at least 2-3 metres (if not further).

However, all spectators MUST wear face masks at all times, as it would not be reasonable for buskers to perform with face masks.

Walking buskers should be discouraged, as it would difficult for them to maintain physical distance from the public. And there should be no physical interaction.

 

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Pos Malaysia Suspends Road Tax Renewal!

Pos Malaysia was just instructed by JPJ to temporarily suspend road tax renewal at all post offices nationwide!

Find out what happened, and what impact it has on drivers!

 

Pos Malaysia Suspends Road Tax Renewal!

On 22 February 2021, Pos Malaysia announced that they were instructed by JPJ (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan) to temporarily suspend road tax renewal (Lesen Kenderaan Motor) at all post offices nationwide.

From 23 February until 31 March 2021, Pos Malaysia will no longer process road tax renewals at all post offices nationwide.

Pos Malaysia will continue to offer all other services at all post offices nationwide, including driving licence and vehicle insurance renewals.

Photo Credit : New Straits Times

But there is no need to worry about losing your ability to drive, or getting a compound for driving without a valid road tax.

The Ministry of Transport has already exempted road tax and driver licence renewal during MCO 2.0. So you can drive your vehicles as long as you have valid insurance for them.

 

Pos Malaysia Road Tax Renewal Suspension Notice

Here are the official notices on the suspension of road tax renewal at all Pos Malaysia post offices nationwide :

 

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Maxis Fibre Broadband : Get WiFi 6 Router For FREE!

Maxis just announced a new WiFi 6 router that will be made available FREE to all new and existing Maxis Fibre Broadband customers! Here are the details…

 

Maxis Fibre Broadband : Get WiFi 6 Router For FREE!

Maxis just announced the availability of a new WiFi 6 router which promises to deliver faster wireless connectivity with greater range, better signal and the capacity to support more devices.

WiFi 6, also known as Wi-Fi 6 or IEEE 802.11ax or WiFi-AX, is the next-generation Wi-Fi standard, which can deliver up to 1.2 Gb/s of wireless bandwidth.

In addition to higher bandwidth, Wi-Fi 6 boasts reduced interference, increased network efficiency, reduced latency, as well as expanded capacity to support more Wi-Fi devices concurrently.

The new Maxis WiFi 6 router also comes with built-in EasyMesh technology, allowing you to easily expand the WiFi coverage by adding more EasyMesh units.

 

Maxis WiFi 6 Router : FREE For All New + Existing Customers!

Starting 18 February 2021, Maxis will make this new WiFi 6 router available for FREE to all new customers who sign up for Maxis Fibre plans of 100 Mbps or faster.

Existing Maxis Fibre customers will be contacted in phases for the free router upgrade exercise, with free installation by their Maxperts team.

 

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Travel Restriction : Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List

MKN finally clarified their definition of districts, so here is the district list for Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan that we compiled!

For Northern states, please see Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis District List
For Central states, please see KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List
For Eastern states, please see Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List
For East Malaysia states, please see Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

Ever since 13 January 2021, interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas. In CMCO areas, interstate travel is forbidden, but inter-district travel is allowed.

But when the 10 km travel limit was lifted, MKN announced that inter-district and interstate travel are FORBIDDEN  nationwide.

Ever since the inter-district travel was forbidden in Malaysia, people have wondered – how do you define the districts?

Unfortunately, the lack of a proper definition led to some confusion – is KL a single district? Do we follow police districts or state districts?

This anecdotal example, that is being shared on social media, claims that the police are issuing fines based on police districts, instead of state districts.

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

Daughter came back from Subang Jaya to Bukit Jelutong kena saman merentasi Daerah katanya because of diffrent IPD . As far as i know Daerah in Selangor ada 9 je..and Subang Jaya and Shah Alam is under Daerah Petaling. Called IPD shah Alam to clarify yes they said kena saman because different Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Jurisdiction.

Called MKN asking where is the SOP definition regarding Daerah..officer cannot answer but affirm Subang Jaya and Shah Alam under 1 daerah .confused ask to refer to Polis…Polis ask to refer to MKN..Polis officer confused MKN also confused.

Apparently Polis issue compound on behalf of Pejabat Kesihatan because under Akta Kesihatan..kompaun have to pay to Pejabat kesihatan in kelana Jaya..so ask them kena mintak permit or not to go to kelana jaya pay kompoun..because different IPD ..no need pulak. Lastly called pejabat kesihatan they also confused why kena saman because same Daerah..lastly kena buat surat rayuan pembatalan kompaun. wasted whole morning making phone calls to get definition of Daerah. No Definite answer. Semua confused.

Adoi Malaysia..land of the Confused Civil Servant and Politicians

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

After weeks of uncertainty, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally clarified their definition of district for the inter-district travel ban.

On 20 February 2021, they released an updated MCO SOP, which included this definition of district.

  • the entire federal territory of KL is considered as a single district
  • the district borders are as defined by the states

In other words, you can travel without restrictions throughout the entire Kuala Lumpur, and districts as defined by the states, not the police.

 

Travel Restriction : Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List

Johor District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Johor.

So identify your district and your townships in Johor below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Batu Pahat
    – Lubok
    – Bagan
    – Peserai
    – Simpang Kiri
    – Simpang Kana
    – Linau
    – Tanjung Semberong
    – Sri Gading
    – Minyak Beku
    – Kampung Bahru
    – Sungai Punggor
    – Sungai Kluang
    – Chaah Bahru
    – Sri Medan
  2. Johor Bahru
    – Jelutong
    – Plentong
    – Pulai
    – Sungai Tiram
    – Tanjung Kupang
    – Tebrau
    – Bandar Johor Bahru
  3. Kluang
    – Kahang
    – Kluang Town
    – Niyor
    – Paloh
    – Layang-Layang
    – Machap
    – Renggam
    – Ulu Benut
  4. Kota Tinggi
    – Johor Lama
    – Kambau
    – Kota Tinggi Town
    – Pantai Timur
    – Pengerang
    – Sedili Besar
    – Sedili Kechil
    – Tanjung Surat
    – Ulu Sungai Johor
    – Ulu Sungai Sedili Besar
  5. Kulai
    – Bukit Batu
    – Kulai Town
    – Sedenak
    – Senai
  6. Mersing
    – Jemaluang
    – Langgor
    – Mersing Town
    – Padang Endau
    – Penyabong
    – Sembrong
    – Tenggaroh
    – Tenglu
    – Triang
  7. Muar
    – Ayer Hitam
    – Bukit Kepong
    – Jalan Bakri
    – Jorak
    – Lenga
    – Muar Town
    – Parit Bakar
    – Parit Jawa
    – Seri Menanti
    – Sungai Balang
    – Sungai Raya
    – Sungai Terap
  8. Pontian
    – Ayer Baloi
    – Ayer Masin
    – Benut
    – Jeram Batu / Pengkalan Raja
    – Pontian
    – RImba Terjun
    – Serkat
    – Sungai Karang
    – Sungai Pinggan
  9. Segamat
    – Sungai Segamat
    – Gemereh
    – Bekok
    – Jabi
    – Sermin
    – Buloh Kasap
    – Jementah
    – Pogoh
    – Labis
    – Chaah
    – Gemas
  10. Tangkak
    – Bukit Serampang
    – Grisek
    – Kesang
    – Kundang
    – Serom
    – Tangkak Town

Melaka District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Melaka.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Central Malacca
    – Alai
    – Ayer Molek
    – Bachang
    – Balai Panjang
    – Bandar Melaka
    – Batu Berendam
    – Bertam
    – Bukit Baru
    – Bukit Katil
    – Bukit Lintang
    – Bukit Piatu
    – Bukit Rambai
    – Cheng
    – Duyong
    – Kandang
    – Klebang Besar
    – Klebang Kecil
    – Krubong
    – Padang Temu
    – Paya Rumput
    – Peringgit
    – Pernu
    – Semabok
    – Sungai Udang
    – Tangga Batu
    – Tanjong Kling
    – Tanjong Minyak
    – Telok Mas
    – Ujong Pasir
  2. Alor Gajah
    – Lendu
    – Lubok China
    – Masjid Tanah
    – Ramuan Cina Kecil
    – Sungai Baru Tengah
    – Kuala Sungai Baru
    – Sungai Baru Hilir
    – Brisu
    – Alor Gajah Town
    – Tanjung Rimau
    – Padang Sebang
    – Belimbing
    – Parit Melana
    – Paya Rumput
    – Tampin
    – Pegoh
    – Kelemak
    – Taboh Naning
    – Melekek
    – Rambai
    – Rembia
    – Hutan Percha
    – Pulau Subang
    – Tebong
    – Kemuning
    – Gadek
    – Machap
    – Melaka Pindah
    – Durian Tunggal
    – Sungai Petai
    – Sungai Baru Ulu
    – Beringin
    – Air Pa’abas
    – Sungai Siput
    – Ramuan Cina Besar
    – Sungai Buluh
    – Kuala Linggi
    – Kampung Paya Datuk
    – Melekek
    – Simpang Ampat
  3. Jasin
    – Air Panas
    – Batang Melaka
    – Bukit Senggeh
    – Chabau
    – Chinchin
    – Chohong
    – Jasin Town
    – Jus
    – Kesang
    – Merlimau
    – Nyalas
    – Rim
    – Sebatu
    – Selandar
    – Sempang
    – Semujok
    – Serkam
    – Sungai Rambai
    – Tedong
    – Umbai

Negeri Sembilan District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Negeri Sembilan.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Seremban
    – Ampangan
    – Labu
    – Lenggeng
    – Pantai
    – Rasah
    – Rantau
    – Seremban town
    – Setul
  2. Port Dickson
    – Jimah
    – Port Dickson town
    – Si Rusa
    – Linggi
    – Pasir Panjang
  3. Rembau
    – Pilin
    – Batu Hampar
    – Kundur
    – Pedas
    – Chembong
    – Semerbok
    – Chengkau
    – Bongkek
    – Tanjung Keling
    – Selemak
    – Sepri
    – Titian Bintangor
    – Gadong
    – Miku
    – Nerasau
    – Legung Hulu
    – Legung Hilir
  4. Jelebu
    – Peradong
    – Hulu Triang
    – Gelami Lemi
    – Hulu Kelawang
    – Kenaboi
    – Kuala Klawang
    – Pertang
    – Tiang Hilir
  5. Kuala Pilah
    – Juasseh
    – Ampang Tinggi
    – Pilah
    – Johol
    – Kepis
    – Langkap
    – Parit Tinggi
    – Sri Menanti
    – Terachi
    – Ulu Jempol
    – Ulu Muar
  6. Jempol
    – Serting Ilir
    – Kuala Jempol
    – Rompin
    – Serting Ulu
    – Jelai
  7. Tampin
    – Tampin Town
    – Gemas
    – Repah
    – Keru
    – Tebong
    – Gemenceh
    – Air Kuning

 

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Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : 22 February 2021 Edition

Here is the latest COVID-19 vaccine plan for Malaysia, as announced by the Ministry of Health.

We will keep this article updated over time, so check back for more updates!

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : Four Vaccines Purchased So Far

Malaysia has so far signed agreements to purchase four vaccines in 2021 :

That is enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to immunise up to 24.9 million people – roughly 77.8% of the adult population in Malaysia.

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : Three Phases

The Malaysia COVID-19 vaccine program will kick off on 24 February 2021, with the arrival of the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine, and last until February 2022.

Phase 1 : 24 February – April 2021

Phase 1 will involve immunising 500,000 front line workers, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : public and private healthcare workers
  • Group 2 : frontliners providing essential services and national defence (like teachers, the police, civil defence (RELA), firefighters, rescue workers, and the armed forces).

* Originally scheduled to start in first week of March, it was brought forward to 24 February 2021.

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Phase 2 : April – August 2021

Phase 2 will focus on immunising 9.4 million high-risk adults, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : remaining healthcare workers and frontliners (including defence)
  • Group 2 : senior citizens 60 years or olderdisabled adults, and vulnerable adults with chronic diseases, like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Phase 3 : May 2021 – February 2022

Phase 3 will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to the rest of the population :

  • adults 18 years or older
    – prioritised from red zones > yellow zones > green zones

This may be the last phase, but it is the most critical phase to build herd immunity that will protect the rest of the population that cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine : FREE For ALL Citizens + Foreign Residents

The COVID-19 vaccines will be provided FREE for all Malaysian citizens, as well as foreign residents.

The Malaysian government originally announced that the vaccines would be provided to all Malaysian citizens for FREE.

But on 11 February 2021, they announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would also be provided for FREE to all foreign residents.

Recommended : Malaysia : FREE COVID-19 Vaccine For All Foreign Residents!

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : How To Register?

On 5 January 2020, the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be voluntary in Malaysia.

He also said that Malaysians will have to (later) register for the COVID-19 vaccine through a “sign-up feature” in the MySejahtera app.

That was expanded on 12 February 2021 to FIVE (5) ways to register for the COVID-19 vaccine plan :

  1. The MySejahtera app – a future update will introduce a button to register for an appointment.
  2. The Vaksin COVID website.
  3. A telephone hotline to be announced later.
  4. Manually at health clinics, hospitals and private clinics
  5. House-to-house registration at targeted rural areas for senior citizens.

Public registration program for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccine programme will begin on 1 March 2021.

 

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Plan For Malaysia : Both Doses Reserved

On 13 February 2021, Dr. Kalaiarasu Periasamy, the Director of the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) announced the Malaysia Ministry of Health’s “One Dose Injected, One Dose Reserved” strategy.

Two doses will be reserved for each person, with the second dose administered 21 days after the first dose, as recommended by Pfizer and BioNTech.

When you arrive to a vaccination centre, you will be registered for both doses. You will be given a vaccination card, and registered in the MySejahtera app as well.

Recommended : Malaysia Will Follow Pfizer Two-Dose Vaccine Schedule!

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : 600 Sites Identified

The vaccines will be administered at 600 locations across the country, that consist of :

  • Ministry of Health healthcare facilities
  • Ministry of Defence facilities
  • University hospitals

 

Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan : Path To 80% Coverage

Malaysia originally aimed to achieve vaccination coverage of 82.8% of the adult population, approximately 26.5 million people.

But in their 5 February 2021 update, the Ministry of Health now aim to immunise 25.6 million people – 80% of the adult population, or about 76.6% of the population.

If they succeed, this would put Malaysia somewhere between the minimum 70% and the ideal 80% immunisation targets that many scientists believe are necessary to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.

Path To 80% COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

This is what the COVID-19 vaccine supply will be like for the adult population in Malaysia :

  • 39% will receive the BNT162b2 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech
  • 18.75% will receive the CoronaVac vaccine from Sinovac BioTech.
  • 10% will receive the AZD1222 vaccine from AstraZeneca-Oxford
  • 10% will receive the Sputnik V vaccine from Gamaleya Research Institute.

The remaining 2.5% of the adult population will be covered by further vaccine purchases, either from the existing four suppliers, or these two sources mentioned earlier :

  • vaccines from the COVAX facility
  • the Convidecia vaccine from CanSino Biologics.

Why So Many Vaccines?

According to KKM, they decided to purchase from different vaccine manufacturers to ensure a sufficient supply of vaccines.

We had earlier pointed out that it was impossible for any one, or two, or even three vaccine manufacturer to manufacture enough vaccines to vaccinate the entire world.

It only makes sense that Malaysia will need to purchase from multiple companies to receive enough doses to vaccinate its population.

The only problem with using six different vaccines? Healthcare workers and logistics will need to keep track and deal with different administration and storage requirements.

While it may be possible to avoid that by allocating different vaccines by location, it would make for poor optics and possibly poorer uptake of the vaccination program.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from the SARS-CoV-2 virus :

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Pfizer Vaccine Arrives Early, Vaccination Starts 24 February!

The Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine arrived early, and COVID-19 vaccination will kick off earlier – on Wednesday, 24 February 2021!

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives Early!

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was originally expected to arrive on 26 February 2021, but the first tranche arrived a few days earlier than planned.

At 10 AM on Sunday, 21 February 2021, the first shipment of 312,390 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (also known as Comirnaty or BNT162b2) arrived.

The vaccines were flown from the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Puurs in Belgium to Singapore by DHL, before MASKargo flight MH604 flew this shipment to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The Pfizer vaccine doses will not be limited to the Klang Valley, but are being distributed to different states.

Johor

At 3 PM, the Ministry of Health announced that Johor will receive 73,710 doses – enough to vaccinate 36,855 people.

Those vaccine doses will be stored in 4 Vaccination Storage Centres (PSV), which will then distribute them to 54 Vaccination Centres (PPV) across the state of Johor.

Penang

Penang received what appears to be a single thermal shipper container. Each thermal shipper can hold up to 4,875 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Begins 24 February 2021!

The Malaysia Ministry of Health also announced that the COVID-19 vaccination program will kick off early, on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

The Malaysian Prime Ministry, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, will be the first to receive the first shots of the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine.

Phase 1 : 24 February – April 2021

Phase 1 will involve immunising 500,000 front line workers, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : public and private healthcare workers
  • Group 2 : frontliners providing essential services and national defence (like teachers, the police, civil defence (RELA), firefighters, rescue workers, and the armed forces).

* Originally scheduled to start in first week of March, it was brought forward to 24 February 2021.

Phase 2 : April – August 2021

Phase 2 will focus on immunising 9.4 million high-risk adults, divided into two groups :

  • Group 1 : remaining healthcare workers and frontliners (including defence)
  • Group 2 : senior citizens 65 years or olderdisabled adults, and vulnerable adults with chronic diseases, like heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension

Phase 3 : May 2021 – February 2022

Phase 3 will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to the rest of the population :

  • adults 18 years or older
    – prioritised from red zones > yellow zones > green zones

This may be the last phase, but it is the most critical phase to build herd immunity that will protect the rest of the population that cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

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Travel Restriction : Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis District List

MKN finally clarified their definition of districts, so here is the district list for Penang, Perak, Kedah and Perlis that we compiled!

For Central states, please see KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List
For Southern states, please see Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List
For Eastern states, please see Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List
For East Malaysia states, please see Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

Ever since 13 January 2021, interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas. In CMCO areas, interstate travel is forbidden, but inter-district travel is allowed.

But when the 10 km travel limit was lifted, MKN announced that inter-district and interstate travel are FORBIDDEN  nationwide.

Ever since the inter-district travel was forbidden in Malaysia, people have wondered – how do you define the districts?

Unfortunately, the lack of a proper definition has led to some confusion – is Penang island a single district? Do we follow police districts or state districts?

This anecdotal example, that is being shared on social media, claims that the police are issuing fines based on police districts, instead of state districts.

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

Daughter came back from Subang Jaya to Bukit Jelutong kena saman merentasi Daerah katanya because of different IPD . As far as i know Daerah in Selangor ada 9 je..and Subang Jaya and Shah Alam is under Daerah Petaling. Called IPD Shah Alam to clarify yes they said kena saman because different Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Jurisdiction.

Called MKN asking where is the SOP definition regarding Daerah.. Officer cannot answer but affirm Subang Jaya and Shah Alam under 1 daerah. Confused ask to refer to Polis… Polis ask to refer to MKN.. Polis officer confused MKN also confused.

Apparently Polis issue compound on behalf of Pejabat Kesihatan because under Akta Kesihatan..kompaun have to pay to Pejabat kesihatan in Kelana Jaya..so ask them kena mintak permit or not to go to Kelana Jaya pay kompoun..because different IPD ..no need pulak.

Lastly called Pejabat Kesihatan they also confused why kena saman because same Daerah..lastly kena buat surat rayuan pembatalan kompaun. wasted whole morning making phone calls to get definition of Daerah. No Definite answer. Semua confused.

Adoi Malaysia..land of the Confused Civil Servant and Politicians

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

After weeks of uncertainty, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally clarified their definition of district for the inter-district travel ban.

On 20 February 2021, they released an updated MCO SOP, which included this definition of district.

  • the entire federal territory of KL is considered as a single district
  • the district borders are as defined by the states

In other words, you can travel without restrictions throughout the entire Kuala Lumpur, and districts as defined by the states, not the police.

 

Travel Restriction : Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak District List

Penang District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district in Penang.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Northeast Penang Island
    – George Town
    – Paya Terubong
    – Bukit Paya Terubong
    – Bukit Ayer Itam
    – Ayer Itam
    – Batu Feringghi
    – Tanjung Tokong
  2. Southwest Penang Island
    – Sungai Pinang
    – Sungai Rusa
    – Permatang Pasir
    – Bagan Ayer Itam
    – Titi Teras
    – Kongsi
    – Kampong Paya
    – Sungai Burong
    – Pulau Betong
    – Dataran Ginting
    – Pantai Acheh
    – Telok Bahang
    – Bukit Sungai Pinang
    – Batu Itam
    – Bukit Balik Pulau
    – Pondok Upeh
    – Bukit Ginting
    – Bukit Pasir Panjang
    – Bukit Gemuroh
    – Bukit Relau
    – Telok Kumbar
    – Bayan Lepas
  3. North Seberang Perai
    – Butterworth
    – Kepala Batas
    – Tasek Gelugor
    – Bertam
    – Sungai Dua
    – Sungai Puyu
    – Bagan Jermal
    – Bagan Dalam
  4. Central Seberang Perai
    – Seberang Jaya
    – Sama Gagah
    – Permatang Pasir
    – Permatang Pauh
    – Kubang Semang
    – Taman Paus
    – Bandar Perda
    – Tanah Liat
    – Berapit
    – Jalan Betek
    – Bukit Tengah
  5. South Seberang Perai
    – Sungai Jawi
    – Nibong Tebal
    – Batu Kawan
    – Bukit Tambun
    – Simpang Ampat
    – Sungai Bakap
    – Valdor

Kedah District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Baling
    – Bakai
    – Baling Town
    – Bongor
    – Kupang
    – Pulai
    – Siong
    – Tawar
    – Teloi Kanan
  2. Bandar Baharu
    – Bagan Samak
    – Relau
    – Selama
    – Serdang
    – Sungai Batu
    – Sungai Kechil Hilir
  3. Kota Setar (includes Alor Setar)
    – Alor Malai
    – Alor Merah
    – Anak Bukit
    – Bukit Pinang
    – Derga
    – Gunong
    – Hutan Kampung
    – Kangkong
    – Kota Setar
    – Kuala Kedah
    – Kubang Rotan
    – Langgar
    – Lengkuas
    – Lepai
    – Limbong
    – Mergong
    – Padang Hang
    – Padang Lalang
    – Pumpong
    – Sala Kechil
    – Sungai Baharu
    – Tajar
    – Tebengau
    – Telaga Mas
    – Telok Chengai
    – Telok Kechai
    – Titi Gajah
  4. Kuala Muda
    – Bujang
    – Bukit Meriam
    – Gurun
    – Haji Kudong
    – Kota
    – Kuala
    – Merbok
    – Pekula
    – Pinang Tunggal
    – Rantau Panjang
    – Semeling
    – Sidam Kiri
    – Simpor
    – Sungai Pasir
    – Sungai Petani
    – Teloi Kiri
  5. Kubang Pasu
    – Ah
    – Binjal
    – Bukit Tinggi
    – Gelong
    – Hosba
    – Jeram
    – Jerlun
    – Jitra
    – Kubang Pasu Town
    – Malau
    – Naga
    – Padang Perahu
    – Pelubang
    – Pering
    – Putat
    – Sanglang
    – Sungai Laka
    – Temin
    – Tunjang
    – Wang Tepus
  6. Kulim
    – Bagan Sena
    – Junjung
    – Karangan
    – Keladi
    – Kulim Town
    – Lunas
    – Mahang
    – Nagalilit
    – Padang China
    – Padang Meha
    – Sedim
    – Sidam Kanan
    – Sungai Seluang
    – Sungai Ular
    – Teras
  7. Pulau Langkawi
    – Ayer Hangat
    – Bohor
    – Kedawang
    – Kuah
    – Padang Matsirat
    – Ulu Melaka
  8. Padang Terap
    – Batang Tunggang Kanan
    – Batang Tunggang Kiri
    – Belimbing Kanan
    – Belimbing Kiri
    – Kurong Hitam
    – Padang Temak
    – Padang Terap Kanan
    – Padang Terap Kiri
    – Pedu
    – Tekai
    – Tolak
  9. Pendang
    – Air Puteh
    – Bukit Raya
    – Guar Kepayang
    – Padang Kerbau
    – Padang Peliang
    – Padang Pusing
    – Rambai
    – Tobiar
  10. Pokok Sena
    – Derang
    – Lesong
    – Tualang
    – Gajah Mati
    – Jabi
    – Bukit Lada
  11. Sik
    – Jeneri
    – Sik (capian)
    – Sok
    – Sik Town
    – Pekan Batu Lima Sik
    – Pekan Gulau
    – Pekan Gajah Puteh
    – Pekan Charok Padang
  12. Yan
    – Dulang
    – Sala Besar
    – Singkir
    – Sungai Daun
    – Yan

Perlis District

Perlis is so small, it doesn’t have districts.

The state is one big “district”, so you can travel throughout the Perlis state without restriction.

Perak Districts

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Batang Padang
    – Batang Padang (Tapah)
    – Bidor
    – Chenderiang
    – Sungkai
  2. Manjung
    – Beruas
    – Lekir
    – Lumut
    – Pengkalan Baharu
    – Sitiawan
  3. Kinta
    – Belanja
    – Sungai Teras (Batu Gajah)
    – Sungai Raia (Simpang Pulai)
    – Tanjung Tualang
    – Hulu Kinta (Ipoh)
  4. Kerian
    – Bagan Serai
    – Bagan Tiang
    – Beriah
    – Gunong Semanggol
    – Kuala Kurau
    – Parit Buntar
    – Selinsing
    – Tanjung Piandang
  5. Kuala Kangsar
    – Chegar Galah
    – Kampung Buaia
    – Kota Lama Kanan
    – Kota Lama Kiri
    – Lubuk Merbau
    – Pulau Kamiri
    – Sayong
    – Senggang
    – Sungai Siput
  6. Larut, Matang and Selama
    – Batu Kurau
    – Bukit Gantang
    – Matang
    – Sungai Tinggi
    – Trong
  7. Hilir Perak
    – Sungai Durian
    – Durian Sebatang
    – Changkat Jong
    – Sungai Manik
    – Labu Kubong
  8. Hulu Perak
    – Pengkalan Hulu
    – Belukar Semang
    – Gerik
    – Belum
    – Kenering
    – Kerunai
    – Temenggor
    – Lenggong
    – Durian Pipit
    – Temelong
  9. Selama
    – Batu Kurau
    – Bukit Gantang
    – Matang
    – Sungai Tinggi
    – Trong
  10. Perak Tengah
    – Bandar
    – Blanja
    – Bota
    – Jaya Baru
    – Kampung Gajah
    – Kota Setia
    – Lambor
    – Layang-Layang
    – Pasir Panjang Hulu
    – Pasir Salak
    – Pulau Tiga
  11. Kampar
    – Kampar
    – Teja
  12. Muallim
    – Ulu Bernam
    – Slim
  13. Bagan Datuk
    – Bagan Datuk
    – Hutan Melintang
    – Rungkup
    – Teluk Bharu

 

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Cybercafe Converts RTX 3080 PCs Into Cryptomining Rigs!

Take a look at why this cybercafe converted their GeForce RTX 3080 gaming PCs into cryptomining rigs!

 

Cybercafe Converts RTX 3080 PCs Into Cryptomining Rigs!

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the cybercafe industry, with many closing down and selling their gaming PCs and accessories.

However, this Vietnamese cybercafe did something different – they began converting their GeForce RTX 3080 gaming PCs into cryptomining rigs!

The Star Gaming cybercafe in Ho Chi Minh City showed how they were transforming their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, converting their gaming PCs into cryptomining rigs.

Instead of hosting gamers, the cybercafe is now hosting a slew of new cryptomining rigs.

It is possible that they are also building completely new cryptomining rigs. In this picture, you can see that each rig holds at least eight GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards.

 

How Much Money Can Each RTX 3080 Cryptomining Rig Make?

Just how much money can this cybercafe make from their RTX 3080 cryptomining rig?

Officially, GeForce RTX 3080 cards start at $699, but due to the shortage of cards, they are now selling for about $1,199 each.

So eight of them would cost approximately $9,592. Let’s call it a flat $10,000 for the whole 8-card rig, plus power supply.

The average commercial electricity rate in Vietnam is VND 2,666 per kWh (about US$0.12 per kWh). So electricity should cost about $225 per month. Let’s make that $300 per month (+33%) to account for cooling costs.

As of 21 February 2021, each GeForce RTX 3080 has a hash rate of 86.5 MH/s using the Ethash (Phoenix) algorithm, which should generate approximately 0.18100503 ETH worth US$361 every month.

So each 8-card rig should generate a net profit of US$61 per month or US$732 per year. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a pretty decent ROI of 7.3% per annum.

It would certainly be much better than operating a cybercafe with little to no customers due to lockdown / biosecurity measures.

In fact, their costs would be very much lower if they are converting their existing RTX 3080 gaming PCs into mining rigs, with significantly higher ROI.

This is, arguably, a better solution for cybercafes to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic, than to give up and sell out.

 

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Travel Restriction : KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List

MKN finally clarified their definition of districts, so here is the district list for KL, Selangor and Putrajaya that we compiled!

For Northern states, please see Penang, Perak, Kedah, Perlis District List
For Southern states, please see Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan District List
For Eastern states, please see Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu District List
For East Malaysia states, please see Sabah, Labuan, Sarawak District List

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

Ever since 13 January 2021, interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas. In CMCO areas, interstate travel is forbidden, but inter-district travel is allowed.

But when the 10 km travel limit was lifted, MKN announced that inter-district and interstate travel are FORBIDDEN  nationwide.

Ever since the inter-district travel was forbidden in Malaysia, people have wondered – how do you define the districts?

Unfortunately, the lack of a proper definition has led to some confusion – is KL a single district? Do we follow police districts or state districts?

This anecdotal example, that is being shared on social media, claims that the police are issuing fines based on police districts, instead of state districts.

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

Daughter came back from Subang Jaya to Bukit Jelutong kena saman merentasi Daerah katanya because of different IPD . As far as i know Daerah in Selangor ada 9 je..and Subang Jaya and Shah Alam is under Daerah Petaling. Called IPD Shah Alam to clarify yes they said kena saman because different Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Jurisdiction.

Called MKN asking where is the SOP definition regarding Daerah.. Officer cannot answer but affirm Subang Jaya and Shah Alam under 1 daerah. Confused ask to refer to Polis… Polis ask to refer to MKN.. Polis officer confused MKN also confused.

Apparently Polis issue compound on behalf of Pejabat Kesihatan because under Akta Kesihatan..kompaun have to pay to Pejabat kesihatan in Kelana Jaya..so ask them kena mintak permit or not to go to Kelana Jaya pay kompoun..because different IPD ..no need pulak.

Lastly called Pejabat Kesihatan they also confused why kena saman because same Daerah..lastly kena buat surat rayuan pembatalan kompaun. wasted whole morning making phone calls to get definition of Daerah. No Definite answer. Semua confused.

Adoi Malaysia..land of the Confused Civil Servant and Politicians

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

After weeks of uncertainty, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally clarified their definition of district for the inter-district travel ban.

On 20 February 2021, they released an updated MCO SOP, which included this definition of district.

  • the entire federal territory of KL is considered as a single district
  • the district borders are as defined by the states

In other words, you can travel without restrictions throughout the entire Kuala Lumpur, and districts as defined by the states, not the police.

 

Travel Restriction : KL, Selangor, Putrajaya District List

Kuala Lumpur District List

Kuala Lumpur has 11 districts, but they are all considered as a single district for the purpose of travel restrictions.

So you can freely travel in all 11 districts without worrying about distance, or crossing inter-district lines.

  1. Bukit Bintang
  2. Titiwangsa
  3. Setiawangsa
  4. Wangsa Maju
  5. Batu
  6. Kepong
  7. Segambut
  8. Lembah Pantai
  9. Seputeh
  10. Bandar Tun Razak
  11. Cheras

Selangor District List

You are allowed to travel more than 10 kilometres from your home, but you can only travel within your district.

So identify your district and your townships below, and stay within your own district.

  1. Gombak District
    – Batu
    – Rawang
    – Setapak
    – Ulu Kelang
  2. Hulu Langat District
    – Hulu Langat
    – Ampang
    – Cheras
    – Hulu Semenyih
    – Kajang
    – Semenyih
    – Beranang
  3. Hulu Selangor District
    – Ampang Pecah
    – Batang Kali
    – Buloh Telur
    – Hulu Bernam
    – Hulu Yam
    – Kalumpang
    – Kerling
    – Kuala Kalumpang
    – Pertak
    – Rasa
    – Serendah
    – Sungai Gumut
    – Sungai Tinggi
  4. Klang District
    – Klang
    – Kapar
  5. Kuala Langat District
    – Bandar
    – Batu
    – Jugra
    – Kelanang
    – Morib
    – Tanjung 12
    – Teluk Panglima Garang
  6. Kuala Selangor District
    – Api-Api
    – Bestari Jaya
    – Hujong Permatang
    – Hulu Tinggi
    – Ijok
    – Jeram
    – Kuala Selangor
    – Pasangan
    – Tanjung Karang
  7. Petaling District
    – Bukit Raja
    – Sungai Buloh : Subang, Bandar Damansara, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Sri Damansara, Merbau Sempak
    – Damansara : Subang Jaya, Pekan Hicom, Bandar Sunway, Bandar Petaling Jaya, Kayu Ara, Bandar Glenmarie, Bandar Saujana, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Country Height
    – Petaling : Puchong, Kinrara, Sungai Besi, Serdang
  8. Sabak Bernam District
    – Bagan Nakhoda Omar
    – Panchang Bendena
    – Pasir Panjang
    – Sabak
    – Sungai Panjang
  9. Sepang District
    – Dengkil
    – Labu
    – Sepang town

Putrajaya Precinct List

Although MKN did not specifically mention Putrajaya, we believe it is also considered as a single district like Kuala Lumpur, as it is much smaller than Kuala Lumpur.

But just in case, here is the list of the twenty one precincts in Putrajaya. Until MKN says otherwise, it’s best to stay within your own precinct.

 

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IKEA Cheras : Closed After Multiple COVID-19 Cases!

IKEA just closed their Cheras store after multiple employees and service partners there tested positive for COVID-19!

Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!

 

IKEA Cheras : Multiple COVID-19 Cases!

On 25 January 2021, IKEA closed their Cheras store after several security guards there tested positive for COVID-19.

On 19 February, IKEA announced that multiple employees and service partners at their Cheras store tested positive for COVID-19.

The affected employees and service partners last worked between 8 and 14 February, and are now under self-quarantine until further notice from the authorities.

Their employees who were in close contact with the affected co-workers and service partners have already been placed under home quarantine, and have completed their COVID-19 swab tests.

IKEA closed their Cheras store on 19 February 2021 for cleaning and sanitisation, and for full contact tracing.

 

IKEA Cheras COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement

Here is the official statement by IKEA on their Cheras Mall store COVID-19 exposure.

IKEA Malaysia, 19 Feb 2021: Following one of our scheduled routine tests at our Cheras store, we are sad to announce we have confirmed Covid-19 positive cases involving our co-workers and service partners. Their last working days were between 8 – 14 Feb 2021. All co-workers are now in self-quarantine until further notice from the authorities.

The health, safety and overall well-being of our co-workers, customers, partners, and community is our top priority. Therefore, we are taking precautionary measures to close our Cheras store on 19 Feb 2021 to undergo the necessary sanitisation and full contact tracing in accordance to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) standards.

All our co-workers who were in close contact have already been placed on home quarantine and completed Covid-19 swab tests. Customers who have further enquiries or need more information, please call MOH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Center’s (CPRC) hotline: 03-8881 0200/0600/0700.

We are working closely with the authorities and will act on their advice. We have and will continue to carry out all necessary safety measures including replacement of co-workers, contact tracing, swab tests, quarantine for all close contacts and sanitisation.

The fight against Covid-19 pandemic is a shared responsibility. Let’s do our part by supporting and following the Government’s directions to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Stay safe and take care

 

IKEA Cheras COVID-19 Cases : What’s The Risk?

Anyone who shopped at IKEA Cheras on or before 14 February 2021, should be wary and self-quarantine if possible.

The risk will be low if both the affected guards and all customers wore face masks, and maintained physical distance.

The Ministry of Health will be conducting contact tracing for all positive cases, and those identified as close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and get tested.

Let this be a reminder why it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times – they greatly reduce the risk of infection.

You should also maintain good hand hygiene by cleaning with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.

COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles, albeit only temporarily.

 

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MCO U-Turn : 2 Persons Per Table / Car Limit Lifted!

The Malaysia National Security Council just lifted the 2 persons per table, and 2 persons per car limit!

Find out how this affects your risk of getting infected by COVID-19 in Malaysia!

 

MCO U-Turn : 2 Persons Per Table / Car Limit Lifted!

Another day, another U-turn by the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN).

On 18 February 2021, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob announced that MKN decided to lift the 2 persons per table, and 2 persons per car limit in MCO / PKP areas.

Starting 19 February 2021, dining in is allowed at all restaurants and eateries, with NO LIMIT to how many people can sit at the same table, as long as there is customers are physically distanced by 1 metre, and there is a 1 metre gap between tables.

Also starting 19 February 2021, vehicles may carry up to their MAXIMUM legal capacity.

 

No Table / Car Limit : Are We At Greater Risk?

This new change would make MCO (PKP) virtually similar to RMCO (PKPP) and CMCO (PKPB) areas, which begs the question – why bother with the three different classifications?

But more importantly – how does this affect our risk of getting COVID-19?

Travelling Risks

For starters, lifting the limit on a personal vehicle’s capacity presents NO ADDITIONAL RISK, as they would all be from the same family / workplace.

However, this does not mean you should take this opportunity to travel, which could expose your family to greater risk of infection. Besides, interstate and inter-district travel is still FORBIDDEN.

And if you are taking a taxi or using a ride-hailing service, please make sure you wear a face mask at all times (like these girls in the picture below).

Dining In Risks

Lifting the table limit for dining too does not increase the risk of getting COVID-19, as long as everyone at the same table are from the same family.

However, we should point out that the very act of dining in presents a serious risk, as it has been shown that the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads easily when people are dining in.

That’s because they are unmasked, and sitting together in an enclosed, indoor space.

The risk of getting COVID-19 while dining in can be greatly reduced, if :

  • you are using a private dining room / at an outdoor venue
  • you are dining only with family members living in the same house
  • your table is 2-3 metres away from other tables

Generally, it is safest NOT to dine in at all. Best to take-away your food, or drive-through.

 

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ZOTAC RTX 3070 Cryptomining : Why The Outrage?

Don’t be outraged about the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3070 cryptomining rig.

The truth is they are just being honest about who their biggest clients really are.

 

Why Gamers Are Outraged By ZOTAC RTX 3070 Mining Rig?

It’s no secret that graphics card brands LOVE cryptominers who are buying up their cards by the pallets.

ZOTAC probably wanted to send them some love when they tweeted this picture of a cryptomining rig built using eight ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 White graphics cards.

What they probably should not have done was to use the #PcGaming #Gaming #Gamers #PcMasterRace hashtags, because really… what does cryptomining have to do with the PC?

Gamers have very little love for cryptominers, who are at least partly to blame for the shortage and high prices of graphics cards.

The ZOTAC tweet naturally triggered their outrage, because it was actual proof that ZOTAC would love to sell even more of their limited supply of graphics cards to cryptominers.

But the truth is – ZOTAC was finally being honest about who their biggest clients really were. Not gamers, for sure!

After all, which gamer will ever buy EIGHT ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards?

 

Why ZOTAC Loves Cryptominers Buying Their RTX 3070 Cards

Let’s be frank – cryptominers are far more willing to pay top dollar for graphics cards, than gamers.

Thanks to high cryptocurrency prices, they can still make a ton of money even if they pay insane prices for these graphics cards.

And they don’t just buy one card for their gaming pleasure. They buy these cards by the dozens and hundreds! And why not?

This mining rig, which uses 78 GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards, generates a net profit in excess of US$128,000 per year!

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The profitability of cryptomining has gone up so much that Chinese cryptominers have resorted to buying up hundreds of GeForce RTX 3060 gaming laptops instead!

This Chinese mining farm is being built using 900 GeForce RTX 3060 gaming laptops, and have the potential to generate over US$2.3 million in profit every year!

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So, don’t be so mad at ZOTAC. At least they had the guts to admit their preference for cryptominers.

The other brands are the same. They just don’t have the guts to admit it, for fear of losing support from their fans.

The secret to having your cake, and eating it too? Keep quiet about cryptomining, and promote fanboyism to keep the hoi polloi loyal to the brand.

It’s all about the money, guys…

 

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Bagan Specialist Centre : 5 Staff Positive For COVID-19!

Bagan Specialist Centre just announced that five staff members tested positive for COVID-19!

Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!

 

Bagan Specialist Centre : 5 Staff Positive For COVID-19!

On 16 February 2021, Bagan Specialist Centre announced that five staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

They did not reveal their job positions or work locations, only that they tested positive on 15 February 2021.

All affected staff members have been isolated and the affected services and areas closed for cleaning.

They also sent all hospital personnel in close contact with the 5 positive staff members for a PCR swab test, and placed them under quarantine.

Bagan Specialist Centre has now resumed normal operations, after an assessment by the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM).

 

Bagan Specialist Centre COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement

Here is the official statement by Bagan Specialist Centre on their COVID-19 exposure.

Please be informed that five of our staff at Bagan Specialist Centre have been confirmed Covid-19 positive on 15 February 2021. Bagan Specialist Centre has taken prompt action to manage this case according to Ministry of Health guidelines. The affected staff were isolated immediately and the affected services and areas were closed for terminal cleaning to mitigate the risk of spread with stringent infection control guidelines by the Ministry of Health. Contact tracing has b been completed and all hospital personnel who were in close contact with the affected staff have been swabbed for Covid-19 PCR Test and put under quarantine.

After asssessment by the Ministry of Health, the affected services and areas shall resume normal operation on 17 February 2021. The hospital’s consultants and staff are to remain vigilant in the fight against Covid-19. Bagan Specialist Centre will always ensure full compliance with Covid-19 preventive measures to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 04-371 0000 for further information.

The Management

 

Bagan Specialist Centre COVID-19 Case : What’s The Risk?

Hospitals are considered high-risk because COVID-19 patients may seek treatment without knowing that they have COVID-19.

However, they are also the best equipped to prevent spread of such infection, by quarantining and testing patients who might have COVID-19.

Their staff would have also been trained to follow the SOP – wear PPE, maintain physical distance and practice good hand hygiene.

They would also have been trained to insist that patients and their caregivers wear their face masks properly, and practice good hand hygiene.

Without additional details, it is not known if the five affected staff members were infected outside the hospital, or by a COVID-19 patient (who could be asymptomatic).

Let this be a reminder why it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times – they greatly reduce the risk of infection.

You should also maintain good hand hygiene by cleaning with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.

COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles, albeit only temporarily.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

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10 KM Travel Limit Lifted, Why Not Inter-District Travel?

The Malaysia National Security Council just lifted the 10 KM travel limit in MCO / PKP areas.

However, the decision raises some questions because interstate and inter-district travel are still forbidden!

 

10 KM MCO Travel Limit Lifted, But Not Interstate, Inter-District Travel

On 16 February 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) lifted the 10 KM travel limit in MCO / PKP areas.

Malaysia Defence Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, said that the reopening of all businesses in MCO / PKP areas rendered the travel limit “irrelevant“.

However, he said that interstate and inter-district travel remains forbidden across the country, whether in MCO, CMCO or RMCO areas.

 

10 KM Travel Limit Lifted, Why Not Inter-District Travel?

The Minister is correct that the 10 KM travel limit is really irrelevant after MKN allowed all businesses to reopen.

People have to travel to work, deliveries have to be made, and customers must be able to reach businesses. Otherwise, there’s no point in reopening the economy.

Limiting interstate travel is understandable, because it has resulted in the spread of COVID-19 through tourism and family visits.

However, limiting inter-district travel while lifting the 10 KM travel limit doesn’t make any sense.

After all, many areas in the Klang Valley are in close proximity, and people have to cross district and even state lines to work and buy essential items.

For example, Damansara Perdana and Mutiara Damansara (which are in Selangor) are right next to TTDI (in Kuala Lumpur), separated only by the LDP highway.

How does crossing from Selangor into Kuala Lumpur – a distance of less than 1 KM – make it riskier than travelling 142 km from Sekinchan to Sepang – both within the state of Selangor?

Or what about Penang island which has two districts, with almost 1.8 million people?

For example, Bukit Jambul in the Timur Laut district is right across the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone in the Barat Daya district.

How is it riskier to cross from Bukit Jambul to Bayan Lepas, than to drive 27 km from Batu Feringghi to Bukit Jambul?

The virus travels through people, not the air. So it is less critical to prevent people from crossing district lines, and far, FAR more important to ensure that they comply with these golden rules :

Of course, it is safest for everyone to help break the chain of infection by staying at home, and not going out at all.

But it does not help to block inter-district travel, while lifting the 10 KM limit on travel and letting all businesses reopen as normal.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

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MCO / CMCO / RMCO : Extended To 4 March 2021!

Malaysia just extended MCO restrictions to 4 March 2021, with some states downgraded to CMCO and RMCO restrictions.

Here are the details of what the Malaysia National Security Council just announced!

 

MCO / CMCO / RMCO : Extended To 4 March 2021!

Malaysia just extended MCO restrictions to 4 March 2021, with some states downgraded to CMCO and RMCO restrictions.

MCO (Movement Control Order) Areas

These states and federal territories will continue with MCO / PKP restrictions until 4 March 2021.

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Selangor
  • Johor
  • Penang

CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) Areas

These states and federal territories will come under CMCO / PKPB restrictions from 19 February until 4 March 2021.

  • Sabah
  • Pahang
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Terengganu
  • Kelantan
  • Perak
  • Melaka
  • Kedah
  • Labuan
  • Putrajaya

Sarawak will continue with the same CMCO / PKPB restrictions from 15 February until 1 March 2021.

RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) Areas

Perlis will come under RMCO / PKPP restrictions from 19 February until 4 March 2021.

 

Extended MCO / CMCO / RMCO : Existing SOP To Continue

According to Malaysia Defence Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, the existing SOP for MCO / CMCO / RMCO will apply.

Here is a quick summary of their key SOPs :

MCO / PKP SOP

  • Two (2) persons are allowed to leave each household, in the same vehicle, to purchase food and other necessities.
  • Restaurants (including those in pubs and night clubs), cafes, hawker stalls, roadside stalls, food courts, food trucks are allowed to open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Dine-in is only allowed for up to two (2) persons per table.
  • Supermarkets are allowed to open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • All public and private schools, institutions of higher learning, vocational training institutes, kindergartens, day care centres, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres must close.
  • Running and jogging allowed, but limited to maximum of two (2) family members
  • Night clubs and pubs are FORBIDDEN.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds, family karaoke and cinemas are FORBIDDEN.

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CMCO / PKPB SOP

  • Only two persons from each household are allowed to dine-in at any restaurant / cafe.
  • Interstate travel is forbidden, except for work, economic or industrial purposes.
  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed, between 6 AM and 12 AM.
  • Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM.
  • Taxis and e-hailing vehicles are limited to 2 passengers, and allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Food deliveries are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are forbidden to open.
  • Individual sporting activities and non-contact recreation or those performed individually and not involving more than 10 people, like walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics, hiking, fishing, and so on are permitted.
  • Picnics, swimming pool activities and contact sports are forbidden.
  • All public and private schools, institutions of higher learning, vocational training institutes, kindergartens, day care centres, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres must close.

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RMCO / PKPP SOP

  • Private and commercial vehicles are allowed to carry up to their maximum passenger capacity.
  • Public transportation, like buses, express buses, LRT / MRT / ERL / Monorail / ferry / airlines / taxi / e-hailing vehicles are allowed to operate as normal.
  • Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 2 AM.
  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • All religious activities are allowed, subject to the relevant SOPs.
  • Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open, except for F&B services.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are allowed to open.
  • All sports and recreational activities are allowed, subject to the Sports & Recreation Sector SOP.
  • All public and private schools, institutions of higher learning, vocational training institutes, kindergartens, day care centres, tahfiz centres, public parks and recreation centres are allowed to operate as usual.

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