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Get 50% Discount On PDRM Fines Using MyBayar Saman!

Get 50% Off PDRM Fines Using MyBayar Saman!

PDRM just launched the MyBayar Saman portal and mobile app, offering 50% off selected traffic fines from now until 11 April 2021!

Find out more about MyBayar Saman, and how to get 50% off your PDRM traffic fines!

 

PDRM Launches MyBayar Saman Portal + Mobile App!

On 25 March 2021, the Inspector-general of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador launched the MyBayar Saman portal and mobile app at the PDRM Bukit Aman headquarters.

The PDRM launched MyBayar Saman as an alternative payment option, instead of paying over-the-counter, or using private collecting agents like MyEG.

This would also save the public money as MyBayar Saman is FREE, and does not collect service charges. They can also pay their fines at their convenience, without wasting time queuing to pay.

 

Get 50% Off PDRM Fines Using MyBayar Saman!

PDRM is offering early birds a 50% discount on selected traffic fines on MyBayar Saman, from now until 11 April 2021.

Major traffic offences will NOT receive this 50% discount, and they include :

  • jumping red lights
  • speeding
  • crossing double lines
  • using a mobile phone while driving
  • driving in the emergency lane

 

MyBayar Saman : Frequently Asked Questions

Here is the official MyBayar Saman FAQ.

A. MyBayar Saman FAQ

  1. Who is allowed to register and use the MyBayar portal?
    Individual: Malaysian Citizen and Malaysian Permanent Resident (PTM) aged 18 years and above.
  2. What are the requirements for registering and using the MyBayar portal?
    Individual that are eligible must have a records or transaction within the MyBayar System.
  3. How can new users register on the MyBayar portal?
    New users can access the register button and will be direct to the user registration page to fill out all the required details in the form.
  4. What is the purpose of the user’s identity card number when registering on the MyBayar portal?
    The use of identity card numbers is an initiative towards conducting business online with the guarantee of identity verification and security of user data.
  5. What action should be taken by users who have forgotten the password of the MyBayar portal account?
    Users need to reset the password by accessing the “forgot password?” Button.
  6. After making a payment on the MyBayar portal, how long does it take for the system to update user records?
    The summons record is updated as soon as the user makes the payment.
  7. What if the payment made through the MyBayar portal is not successful?
    If the payment is made on the MyBayar portal is not successful, users need to make a complaint by email to mybayarsaman@rmp.gov.my.
  8. What are the advantages of using the MyBayar portal service other than the payment channel for PDRM summons?
    Users who register and make payments on the MyBayar portal will not be charged any additional fees other than traffic offense summons.
  9. How to ensure a secure online experience when users access to the MyBayar portal?
    Do not share your account password and make sure to log out your MyBayar account after completing make transactions before visiting other websites.
  10. How do I know that my transactions have been successful?
    Once your payment is successful, you can view previous payments in payment history. You can generate and print receipt.

B. General FAQ

  1. What should I do if the traffic offense summons record with the same vehicle registration number but not my vehicle?
    The offender has to go to the traffic branch that issued the summons and subsequently lodge a complaint in the traffic section for denial. Offender need to provide information on the type of vehicle that uses the same registration number. Once the complaint is resolved, offender are advised to check any traffic branch or MyBayar portal whether the summons has been dismissed or not.
  2. What is the effect of leaving the outstanding summons?
    The effect of leaving outstanding summons can result in offenders being blacklisted and issued an arrest warrant thus resulting in users not being allowed to renew road tax and driving licenses. Users will only be removed from the list after clearing all outstanding summonses.

C. FPX FAQ

  1. Can I pay using FPX?
    Yes. You can use FPX as long as you have an active internet banking account with any of the FPX participating banks. No registration is required with FPX.
  2. What is the minimum and maximum transaction limit for FPX?
    For retail/personal banking account, the minimum limit per transaction is RM1.00 and maximum amount is limited up to RM30,000 per transaction.
    *The above limit is subject to your internet banking withdrawal limit with your bank, whichever is lower.
  3. I have made a payment using FPX, how can I know that my payment is successful?
    There are 3 methods in which you will be able to know that your FPX transaction is successful:
    • Online receipt provided by FPX.
    • Email notification sent by FPX system (provided that you have entered your email address during MyBayar
    • Saman user registration).
    • Online receipt provided by your bank.
  4. While making payment using FPX, I have received an error / unsuccessful transaction message. However, the money has been deducted from my bank account. What should I do?
    In the event that your account has been deducted but the transaction was unsuccessful for some reasons, your money will be credited back into your account by your bank. You are advised to contact your bank for the reversal status by providing the FPX Transaction ID or Merchant Order No. as a reference. You may also provide the screen shot of your payment on your mobile phone that displays the FPX Transaction ID or Merchant Order No. as a proof to facilitate the bank.
  5. PDRM claims it has not received my summon compound payment although the FPX Transaction status is successful. What should I do?
    FPX transaction status is final and the bank is obligated to update your payment in a timely manner. In this case, you should contact PDRM via mybayarsaman@rmp.gov.my e-mail to verify the status of your summon compound payment. You can provide the necessary details such as the online receipt issued by FPX/PDRM or the email notification received from FPX that contain the following details:
    • FPX Transaction ID.
    • Merchant Order No.
    • Payment amount.
    • Date and time of the payment.
  6. Can I cancel a successful FPX transaction?
    No. It is not possible to cancel a successful FPX transaction via MyBayar Saman system. However, you may request PDRM for such cancelation, subject to PDRM policy.
  7. How do I get confirmation of my compound payment with FPX?
    For the purpose of verification and further clarification of inquiries related to FPX, please contact your bank that has completed the payment of your summons compound.
  8. Is my transaction via FPX really secure?
    FPX uses high standards of authentication and certification to ensure all transactions are secure.
  9. What is availability of FPX services?
    Currently FPX service is available 24 hours daily at most of the FPX participating banks.
    *Depending on the participating banks’ internet banking service availability.
  10. Is FPX service meant for individual payment only?
    No. FPX service can support both payments by individual and corporation depending on the model subscribed by your merchant. Payment made by individual is known as Business to Consumer (B2C) model, while payment made by corporation is known as Business to Business (B2B) model.
  11. If I have a problem related to summon compound payment with PDRM, who can i contact?
    You can send your inquiry to email address mybayarsaman@rmp.gov.my, local call center 603-22663346/47 and by mail addressed to Cawangan Pengurusan Saman, Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik, Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia, Bukit Aman, 50560, Kuala Lumpur.
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D. Card FAQ

  1. Can I pay for the summons online using card?
    Yes, you can make payment for the summons online using a valid debit card, credit card and prepaid card.
  2. How do I ensure that the payment transaction was successful?
    There are 3 (three) methods to check if the payment transaction was successful:
    • Transaction notification from your card issuing bank sent via short message service (SMS), email or mobile application push notification.
    • Payment receipt (online) from MyBayar Saman portal / mobile application.
    • Transaction authorisation/approval code from the card payment portal.
  3. Do I need to inform PDRM or the bank after I have successfully made payment via the MyBayar Saman portal/application?
    You do not need to contact PDRM or the bank as the payment information will be updated automatically.
  4. What types of cards are accepted for payment through MyBayar Saman portal/application?
    You can make payment with a Mastercard or Visa debit card, credit card or prepaid card.
  5. What should I do if the transaction was unsuccessful but my account balance was deducted or my credit card has been charged?
    You are advised to contact your card issuing bank to check on the payment status and inform the bank for their further action.
  6. Why am I still unable to make payment despite having tried several times?
    You are advised to contact your card issuing bank to check the status of your card/account. Common reasons for declined transactions are:
    • Insufficient balance in the savings/current account linked to the debit card or insufficient usage limit on your credit card account.
    • Your payment amount exceeds the daily spending limit set on your card.
    • The ‘card not present’ (cardless) usage function for the card has not been activated.
  7. What should I do if PDRM informs me of unpaid/unsettled summons even though the transaction status was successful?
    You may contact PDRM via email mybayarsaman@rmp.gov to confirm the summons payment by providing the required information such as the receipt issued via the MyBayar Saman portal/application.
  8. Can I request to cancel a successful debit card or credit card transaction?
    Any cancellation application must be directed to PDRM; please refer to the terms and conditions of the MyBayar Saman portal/application.
  9. Is it safe to enter my debit card or credit card information on MyBayar Saman portal/application?
    Your card information is safe as MyBayar Saman portal/application is 3-D Secure (3-domain secure) and every transaction performed requires transaction authentication by entering the “One Time Password” (“OTP”) sent to a mobile phone number or mobile application that you had registered with your card issuing bank.
  10. Who should I contact if I have a problem with a PDRM summons payment?
    For any enquiries, please email to mybayarsaman@rmp.gov.my, call the ‘Pusat Panggilan Setempat (Call Centre)’ at 603-22663346/47 or via letter to ‘Pusat Panggilan Setempat, Cawangan Pengurusan Saman, Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik, Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia, Bukit Aman 50560 Kuala Lumpur’.
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SUKE Highway Crane + Beam Collapse Kills 3, Injures 1!

A launcher crane toppled over at the SUKE Highway construction site in Kuala Lumpur this morning, killing 3 workers and seriously injuring a passing driver!

 

SUKE Highway Crane Collapse Kills 3, Injures 1!

A launcher crane topped over at the SUKE Highway construction site in Kuala Lumpur this morning, crushing a car passing underneath.

Three construction workers from China died in the accident :

  • two of them fell from a height of about 120 feet / 36.5 metres, while
  • the third worker was trapped under the launcher crane, and could not be extricated

The driver of the Perodua Bezza car was seriously injured when a piece of the crane fell and crushed his car.

This is the second disaster to hit the SUKE Highway project this month, with a segment collapsing on 3 March 2021!

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Chua Jia Wen shared with us this picture that shows the concrete beam (seen in the video above) that fell after the crane collapsed on it.

It is a miracle that the massive concrete beam did not hit anyone below!

The massive concrete beam fell right in front of her condo! Imagine if cars were driving in and out at that time…

Here are pictures from the scene, taken by passerbys. We removed pictures of the bodies, out of respect for the deceased and their families.

 

SUKE Highway Crane Collapse : Road Should Have Been Closed!

According to Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, the road should have been closed when the crane was moved, as part of the SOP.

“In the implementation of such a project, if for example, you want to move the gantry launcher, the road needs to be closed. Once the structure has been safely (moved), only then can you reopen the route.”

He also said that the project contractor had been repeatedly warned to comply with the SOPs, and urged the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) to investigate.

He said that if the contractor was found to have breached the SOPs, strict action should be taken, “These contractors can be blacklisted, not given any project for two years.

We certainly hope that the punishment for a tragedy that has so far killed three people and seriously injured one person is not just being blacklisted for two years!

 

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Aston Martin To Supply F1 Safety + Medical Cars!

Formula 1 just announced that Aston Martin will join Mercedes-AMG to supply F1 safety and medical cars from 2021 onwards!

 

Aston Martin To Supply F1 Safety + Medical Cars!

On 8 March 2021, Formula 1 announced a new multi-year partnership with Aston Martin to supply safety and medical cars.

  • specially-equipped Aston Martin Vantage as safety car
  • Aston Martin DBX as medical car

They will both feature the 2021 Aston Martin Racing Green livery, with Lime Green accents, to celebrate the marque’s return to F1 after more than 60 years!

 

Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG To Alternate F1 Safety + Medical Cars

From the 2021 F1 World Championship onwards, Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG will alternately supply the safety and medical cars – the first time in 25 years that different manufacturers have supplied these vehicles.

Mercedes-AMG, who have supplied the official F1 safety and medical cars since 1996 will continue to run their Mercedes-AMG GT R and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate vehicles as safety and medical cars, with new bright red paintwork for 2021.

The Aston Martin safety and medical cars will make their debut in Sakhir at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 on 28 March 2021.

You can catch the refreshed Mercedes-AMG safety vehicles at the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell’Emilia Romagna 2021 in Imola on 18 April 2021.

Germany’s Bernd Mayländer will drive the FIA Safety Car, while South African Alan van der Merwe will be at the wheel of the FIA Medical Car, at each Grand Prix.

 

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Super Toy Cars : How To Get It FREE!

Super Toy Cars – an arcade combat racing game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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Super Toy Cars

Super Toy Cars is a tabletop arcade combat racing game featuring fast and cool looking cars, impressive tracks made of everyday objects and a bunch of power-ups that will let you destroy your opposition.

Collect all cars and upgrades to keep up with competition while you progress in career mode or have a quick race either against AI opponents or against friends.

You can play up to 4 players locally and up to 8 players online. Go and build your own tracks, share them with friends or play with them in your tracks.

Super Toy Cars is big and with lots of options for you to tinkle and play with, but most importantly this game has been carefully crafted to be fun play and fun to race, either alone or with friends.

There are 16 different cars in the game each one with its unique handling model. You can experiment with them and play the ones that best suite your driving style and the different situations you’ll find in our 12 tracks.

Oh, and maybe you’ll want to use different cars depending on which type of event you’re playing, because we have 48 events in career mode, but not all of them are races!

And if you grow tired of the tracks in the game you can always check what other tracks have the community built or even build your own and share it with our in-game track editor.

  • 16 different cars with unique handling models
  • 12 different tracks in 4 different locations which can be played in 5 different event types
  • Career mode comprising 48 events
  • Up to 4 player local multiplayer
  • Up to 8 player online multiplayer
  • Track editor to build and share your own tracks

 

Super Toy Cars : How To Get It FREE!

Super Toy Cars is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

Adding To Your IndieGala Account

  1. Go to the Super Toy Cars page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Super Toy Cars section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

Super Toy Cars Direct Download

Here is a direct download link for those who do not wish to create an IndieGala account just to download the game at a later time.

 

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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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Fact Check : RM300 Seat Belt Fine On PLUS Highway?

Is it true that rear passengers caught not wearing a seat belt on the PLUS North-South Expressway will receive a RM300 fine?

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

 

Claim : RM300 Seat Belt Fine By Police On PLUS Highway!

This is the viral message that has been circulating (again) on WhatsApp since early January 2021, but was circulating on SMS and Facebook for a long time now.

. INFORMATION

The North-South Expressway PLUS starts today, and police officers will check every day in the evening~ The passengers in the back seat with no seat belt, will be fined RM300 per person, RM600 for two people”.

Please do update friends & family members to be alert & pay attention in this matter.
Just now a lot of cars have been issued with fines.
Please notify everyone going out to remember to wear a seat belt at the back seat.

Photo Credit : NST

 

The Truth : There Is No RM300 Seat Belt Fine

The truth is there is no RM300 fine for rear passengers who did not wear a seat belt.

Fact #1 : JSPT Refuted The Viral Claim

The Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) refuted the claim that they would be checking cars travelling on the PLUS North-South Expressway in the evenings, and issuing a RM300 fine for those caught not wearing a seat belt at the back.

The JSPT Deputy Director SAC Datuk Mohd Nadzri Hussain said, “We at JSPT would like to advise all road users to continue complying with the laws and regulations to ensure the safety of every road user.

In addition, we would also like to urge the public to stop spreading fake information and to always ensure the validity of any viral information shared on social media sites.

Fact #2 : Rear Seat Belt Mandatory Since 1 January 2009

It has been mandatory in Malaysia to wear a seat belt while seated in the back seat of a vehicle since 1 January 2009, except for :

  • old vehicles registered before 1 January 1995
  • vehicles registered on or after 1 January 1995 but lack rear anchorage points
  • vehicles that seat more than 8 passengers (not including driver)
  • good vehicles with carrying load of more than 3.5 tonnes

Fact #3 : Seat Belt Fine Is Way More Than RM300

Any driver or passengers, whether seated in the front or rear, caught not wearing a seat belt will be subject to :

  • a fine of up to RM 2,000, and / or
  • a prison sentence of up to 1 year

Fact #4 : RM300 Seat Belt Fine Ended In June 2009

For a 6 month period – from 1 January until 30 June 2009 – the police and JPJ only issued a reduced RM300 fine to those who did not wear a seat belt.

That “introductory fine” has long expired.

 

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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.

 

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MCO 2.0 Changes : Driving + Flight Schools Can Reopen!

Malaysia just announced that driving and flight schools will be allowed to reopen in MCO areas!

Find out what has changed, and what it means for the MCO SOP in Malaysia!

 

MCO Changes Today : Driving + Flight Schools Can Reopen!

On 11 February 2021, Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that the government has decided to further liberalise the MCO SOP, to protect the economy.

Here are the changes announced by Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob :

Driving Schools

  • Driving schools may reopen from 12 February 2021 onwards.
  • Both practical and theory classes are permitted.
  • Operational hours : 7:30 AM until 8:30 PM
  • Both teacher and student must wear face masks at all times.
  • Only the student scheduled for that time slot is allowed to be present at the premise.
  • Physical distancing of 1 metre must be maintained at the counter and waiting area.
  • The vehicle must be sanitised after each training session.

Flight Schools

  • Flight schools may reopen from 12 February 2021 onwards, with hybrid training.
  • Trainees must remain within the Approved Training Organisation (ATO).
  • Trainees must obtain letter of authorisation for inter-state or inter-district travel

 

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Malaysia MCO 2.0 : Hair Saloon + Car Wash Now Allowed!

The Malaysian government just announced that hair saloon and car wash will be allowed to open during MCO 2.0, together with night markets!

 

Malaysia MCO 2.0 : Hair Saloon + Car Wash Now Allowed!

On 4 February 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that barber shop, hair saloon and car wash will be allowed to open during MCO 2.0, until 10 PM daily.

They also confirmed that night markets are also allowed to operate during MCO 2.0, from 4 PM until 10 PM.

These new rules take effect IMMEDIATELY, from 4 February 2021 onwards.

 

Malaysia MCO 2.0 : Updated SOP

With these changes, here is the updated SOP for MCO 2.0.

Please follow this SOP, because failure to do so could result in a compound of up to RM1,000 per offence!

Travel

  • Two (2) persons are allowed to leave each household, in the same vehicle, to purchase food and other necessities.
  • Up to 3 people (including the patient) are allowed to leave each household to seek healthcare.
  • Travel is limited to a radius of 10 km from your household, unless there is no supply / availability within 10 km.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN.
  • Tourism is FORBIDDEN.
  • Travel for emergencies like funerals are allowed with permission from the police.
  • Travel because of natural disasters are allowed.
  • PCA and RGL travel arrangements between Malaysia and Singapore are allowed to continue.

Food & Beverage Industry

  • Restaurants, cafes, hawker stalls, roadside stalls, food courts, food trucks are allowed to open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • No dine-in is allowed. Only takeaway, drive-through and delivery are permitted

Petrol Stations

  • Operation hours : 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Petrol stations on highways and expressways allowed to operate 24 hours

Markets

  • Morning and farmers’ markets : 7 AM to 2 PM
  • Wholesale markets : 11 AM to 4 PM, or 12 PM to 6 PM
  • Night markets and late night bazaars : 4 PM until 10 PM.

Healthcare

  • Hospitals, clinics, medical labs : 24 hours
  • Pharmacies : 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Veterinary clinics + pet food stores : 6 AM to 10 PM

Shopping + Services

  • 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.
  • Laundromats, including self-service laundromats : 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Optical shops : 6 AM to 10 PM.
  • Hair saloon + barber shops : until 10 PM.
  • Car wash : until 10 PM.
  • Clothing stores are FORBIDDEN.

Schools + Education

  • Students who will undertake major examinations like SPM, SVM, SKM, STPM, STAM, and DVM for 2020 and 2021 are allowed to attend school with strict SOP.
  • Matriculation colleges are allowed to operate.
  • Students in boarding schools and universities are allowed to continue hybrid studying.
  • International and professional exams are allowed.
  • Research activities requiring lab access in institutes of higher learning are allowed.
  • Lecturers and teachers are allowed to travel to teach classes with examinations.
  • Kindergartens, nurseries and day care facilities are allowed to continue operating.
  • Tuition, music, dance, art, language classes are FORBIDDEN.

Recommended : MOE Directive On Schools In MCO, CMCO + RMCO Areas!

Sports

  • Running and jogging allowed, but limited to maximum of two (2) family members
  • Cycling allowed, but limited to one (1) person, up to 10 km from household.
  • Group cycling is FORBIDDEN.
  • Physical distance of 2 metres should be maintained
  • All other sporting activities are FORBIDDEN.

Entertainment

  • Night clubs and pubs are FORBIDDEN.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds, family karaoke and cinemas are FORBIDDEN.
  • Concerts and live events are FORBIDDEN.
  • Spas, reflexology centres are FORBIDDEN.

Social + Religious Activities

  • Parades and religious gatherings like Thaipusam are FORBIDDEN.
  • Up to 5 committee members may manage mosques and other religious houses of worship.
  • Weddings, parties, engagement parties, receptions, anniversary celebrations, birthday celebrations, reunions, retreats and other social events are FORBIDDEN.

Manufacturing + Business Activities

  • The government has identified five (5) essential economic sectors that will be allowed to operate – manufacturing, construction, essential services, trade and distribution, as well as plantations and commodities.
  • However, only 30% of the management team is allowed to be in the office.
  • For unlisted sectors or non-essential services, employees are required to work from home.
  • Conferences, meetings, seminars, courses and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) activities are FORBIDDEN.

Recommended : 2021 MCO : Business Sectors Allowed By MITI

 

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MCO in Penang : 14 Roadblocks + 2 Road Closures!

The police are erecting 14 roadblocks and closing 2 roads across Penang island, to enforce travel restrictions during the MCO lockdown!

 

MCO / PKP in Penang : Road Closures + Roadblocks To Enforce Travel Ban

Penang came under MCO (Movement Control Order) 2.0 today, Wednesday, 13 January 2021.

During the MCO / PKP lockdown, interstate and inter-district travel is forbidden.

Hence, the police are setting up 14 roadblocks and closing 2 roads across Penang island, to enforce the MCO travel restrictions!

 

MCO in Penang : 14 Roadblocks + 2 Road Closures

The police will erect 14 roadblocks – 8 in the Northeast (Timur Laut) district of Penang island, and 6 in the Southwest (Barat Daya) district.

They are also closing two roads in the Southwest (Barat Daya) district.

Roadblocks In Penang Northeast (Timur Laut) District

Roadblock #1 : Road turning into the Penang Bridge (opposite the Batu Uban Sports Complex)

Roadblock #2 : Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu Highway (turning into the Penang Bridge)

Roadblocks #3 and #4 : Jalan Paya Terubong (opposite Petronas)

Roadblocks #5 and #6 : Jalan Batu Ferringhi (opposite the Rasa Sayang Hotel)

Roadblocks #7 and #7 : Weld Quay

Roadblocks In Penang Southwest (Barat Daya) District

Roadblock #1 : Sungai Nibong, in front of the Caltex petrol station, towards the Bayan Baru roundabout

Roadblock #2 : Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, towards the Bayan Baru roundabout

Roadblock #3 : Jalan Batu Maung, towards the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Second Penang Bridge)

Roadblock #4 : Bukit Ayun, in front of the 2 DIV officer house.

Roadblock #5 : Jalan Tun Sardon in Anjung Indah

Road Closures In Penang Southwest (Barat Daya) District

Road Closure #1 : Left turn on the Second Penang Bridge, from Georgetown

Road Closure #2 : Turning up to the flyover of Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, towards Bayan Baru / Balik Pulau

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe During MCO!

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Warning : 7 Roads Closed In Petaling Jaya During MCO!

These seven (7) roads in Petaling Jaya will be CLOSED to enforce the travel ban during the MCO / PKP lockdown.

 

MCO / PKP 2.0 : Roads Closed To Enforce Travel Ban

The newly announced MCO (Movement Control Order) 2.0 kicks off on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 for these eight states and territories in Malaysia :

  • Penang
  • Selangor
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Putrajaya
  • Labuan
  • Johor
  • Sabah
  • Melaka

During the new MCO / PKP, interstate and inter-district travel is forbidden. Hence, some roads will be closed to enforce the travel ban.

 

Warning : 7 Roads Closed In Petaling Jaya During MCO!

The Petaling Jaya police shared the locations where these seven (7) roads be closed to enforce the MCO / PKP travel ban.

Update : Some of our readers reported that these roads are still open. That’s probably because the government announced that they would allow residents who are stuck in their hometowns to return by Friday, 15 January 2021.

Therefore, we believe that these roads will now be closed at 12:01 AM on Saturday, 16 January 2021.

Road Closure #1 : Jalan 5/64 in Gasing Indah

Road Closure #2 : Entry To Persiaran Mahogany in Section 9, Kota Damansara

Road Closure #3 : Persiaran Jati in Section 8, Kota Damansara

Road Closure #4 : Persiaran Sungai Buloh (TSB)

Road Closure #5 : Entrance to Damansara Toll, towards Bayu Putri, near Tropicana PKR Damansara office

Road Closure #6 : Traffic light at PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana

Road Closure #7 : LDP turn-out to Mutiara Damansara / Damansara Perdana

 

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Auto Global Parts Industries : Closed With 94 COVID Cases!

Auto Global Parts Industries shut down indefinitely after 94 employees tested positive for COVID-19 in a screening test!

 

Auto Global Parts Industries : 94 Employees Positive For COVID-19!

On 28 December 2020, New Hoong Fatt Holdings Berhad announced that 94 employees at Auto Global Parts Industries in Meru, Klang tested positive for COVID-19.

This affected employees tested positive during a screening test carried out on 24 December 2020, involving a total of 314 employees.

They are all now receiving treatment at designated government facilities, and their primary contacts have also been identified.

New Hoong Fatt Holdings Berhad decided to close Auto Global Parts Industries from 25 December 2020 until further notice for disinfection and sanitisation.

They will also disinfect and sanitise their foreign employees’ hostels, as per KKM guidelines.

Fortunately, this did not affect their plastic parts factory located at a different location, which is still in operation. Their office operations are also unaffected, with Management and supervisory staff working from home.

 

Auto Global Parts Industries COVID Exposure : Should You Be Concerned?

As per MOH guidelines, they will be performing contact tracing, and contacting those who came in close contact with the affected employee.

If you happened to be in close contact with the affected Auto Global Parts Industries employees, you will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine as well as undergo a screening test.

This case highlights the risks of staying in close quarters in worker hostels, and why the government continues to insist that office employees must work from home.

You are only at risk if you come into close contact with these affected employees, including outsiders supplying and transporting in and out of their factory.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is easily destroyed by soap, so the deep cleaning operation will definitely clean the building of any infectious particles, albeit only temporarily.

The best way to protect yourself is to always wear a face mask in public. Face masks have been proven to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of being infected.

 

Auto Global Parts Industries : Official Statement On COVID-19 Cases

This was the official statement posted by New Hoong Fatt Holdings Berhad on 28 December 2020 :

New Hoong Fatt Holdings Berhad (“the Company”) had commenced its planned precautionary COVID-19 testing of all foreign and local employees of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Auto Global Parts Industries Sdn Bhd (“AGP”). The screening test was conducted on 24 December 2020 at AGP’s metal parts production factory in Meru, Klang, involving a total of 314 employees.

There were 94 employees of AGP have been tested positive for COVID-19 during the planned screening test. The affected employees are currently receiving appropriate treatment at designated Government facilities as directed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (“KKM”) and all primary contacts of the affected employees have been identified.

As an immediate response to protect the health and safety of the workforce and the community at large, the Company has temporarily closed the affected metal parts production factory from 25 December 2020 until further notice to contain potential infection. The Management of AGP is undertaking disinfection and sanitisation procedures on the affected production factory as well as on foreign employees’ hostels as per the guidelines provided by KKM. In addition, the Company has notified all employees as well as AGP’s suppliers and customers about the confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Company’s plastic parts production factory, which is situated at a different location, is currently in operation. The office operations are unaffected as the Company has been practicing working from home for its Management and supervisory staff. The Company will continue to adhere to COVID-19 preventive standard operating procedures issued by the relevant authorities from time to time and work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure the health and safety of all its employees.

As this has been planned by the Management, the temporary closure of the metal parts production factory is not expected to have any material impact on the Group’s revenue and earnings for the financial year ending 31 December 2020.

 

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Iconic Penang Ferry Service To Continue… Temporarily!

The iconic Penang ferry just received a last gasp of life, as the Penang Port Commission agreed to continue using it temporarily for bicycles and motorcycles!

Here is the latest update on the Penang ferry retirement saga, and what it means for travellers!

 

Penang Ferry : Originally Retired On 31 December 2020

The iconic Penang ferry, which has plied the Penang strait for 47 years, was scheduled to be retired on 31 December 2020.

It was to be replaced by fast passenger ferries, and vehicles were to use the original Penang Bridge and the new Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge.

However, there was an uproar because the Penang ferry is not just a state icon, it is an integral part of its unique cultural heritage.

 

Iconic Penang Ferry To Continue… Temporarily!

In a half U-turn, the Malaysian federal government assured the public on 25 December 2020 that the iconic Penang ferry service would continue.

The Penang Port Commission then announced on 26 December 2020, that the Penang ferry would continue operations, but only to transport motorcycles and bicycles.

With this decision, this is how the Penang ferry service will operate from 1 January 2020 onwards:

Passengers

Two fast ferries will carry passengers between the Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim terminal in Butterworth, and the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in Penang island.

The Penang Port Commission will provide a free shuttle bus to transport passengers from the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal to Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda to connect with existing bus and taxi services there.

Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) will offer free rides for passengers on these fast ferries for two weeks, from 1 January until 14 January 2021.

These fast ferries will be replaced by three (passenger-only) water-buses by 1 July 2022 or earlier.

Bicycles + Motorcycles

At least one of the current Penang ferries will be retained to transport bicycles and motorcycles only from 1 January 2021 onwards.

The ferry will continue to ply its old route between the Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim terminal in Butterworth, and Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda in Penang island.

This reprieve is only temporary, as PPSB intends to replace it with two vehicle transporters (for buses and bicycles) by 1 July 2022 or earlier.

Cars + Other Four-Wheeled Vehicles

The Penang ferry service will no longer carry cars and other four-wheeled vehicles from 1 January 2021 onwards.

They will all have to use the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge to travel between the mainland and the island.

 

Penang Ferry : Future Tourist Attraction

The Penang Port Commission also announced that two Penang ferries will be retained, and renovated to serve as a floating restaurant, or a museum, or to offer cruise tours as a Penang heritage.

 

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Get 16 FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD partnered with The Pixelary to create a series of awesome 3D rendered images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

Watch how they managed to cut the rendering time by half using Radeon ProRender 2.0, and get those high-resolution desktop wallpapers!

 

Watch AMD Radeon ProRender 2.0 Render Mercedes-AMG F1 Car!

The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked the end of the 2020 Formula One season, and the first year of the AMD partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

To showcase that relationship, AMD worked with the team, and The Pixelary to create a series of 3D renders of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

When the new Radeon ProRender 2.0 was released, they rendered them again using the new Radeon RX 6900 XT, and discovered that it cut their rendering time by half!

Mike Pan of The Pixelary explained how much faster the new combination proved to be :

In some tests performed by AMD, when using the “Full” Radeon ProRender 2.0 render quality mode with the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card that supports hardware ray tracing, the image above rendered in 516 sec, compared to 1065 sec when rendered with the AMD Radeon VII graphics card that does not support hardware ray tracing.

That is up to a 2.1x reduction in render time [3], which is quite an improvement! On top of that, Radeon ProRender 2.0 also has improved multi-GPU scaling so if we were able to render the same image with two Radeon RX 6900 XT’s, the render times would improve even more.

 

FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD and The Pixelary also made available these incredible photorealistic images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance as high-resolution wallpapers for FREE!

Every download comes with the wallpaper in six different resolutions :

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 Entry-Level SUV!

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the 2020 GLA 200 and GLA 250 – their new entry-level premium SUVs!

Check these beauties out, and find out what they offer!

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : New Entry-Level SUV!

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is their eight model, and the entry level, to their premium SUV line-up.

It offer the best features of two very successful segments – the compact car, and the SUV; at more affordable price points.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz launched the 2020 GLA in a digital premiere. Let’s take a look at what’s new…

Exterior Design

The front section of the 2020 GLA flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. With a length of 4.41 metres, it is the shortest vehicle from the current Mercedes-Benz portfolio which is just perfect for life in the city.

Typical of the GLA are the bodywork shoulders and the coupé-like lines of the side windows. This contoured side profile gives the car its dynamically elegant flair.

Like other Mercedes-Benz SUV models, the radiator grille features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star, with LED High Performance headlamps.

The GLA 200 is equipped in Progressive Line with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, while the GLA 250 is equipped with AMG Line bodystyling with lowered and dynamically tuned suspension.

Interior Design

The instrument panel features optical “cut-outs” in the driver and front passenger area.

The cut-out on the driver’s side is dominated by the free-standing display unit, which is with two 10.25-inch displays. The Mercedes me connect also comes as standard in the GLA.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Cockpit

The round ventilation outlets, five of them in all, feature a high-quality turbine look with meticulously designed air guidance vanes. The door centre panel flows seamlessly over into the armrest. The grab and assist handle has a tubular profile and runs horizontally like a railing.

Also featured in both models is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). MBUX can be individually configured with the aid of a range of options.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Cockpit

Interior Dimensions

Although shorter than its predecessor on the outside, the 2020 GLA offers a more spacious interior, with more legroom in the rear and a larger luggage compartment.

The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Rear Seats

Utility value was, in general, one of the focuses of development. There is plenty of room for one or two people in the rear since these backrest variants come with a 40:60 split. The rear seat back rest can be can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually.

The height-adjustable load floor offers considerable variability. When the rear seat backrests are folded down and the load floor is in the upper position, an almost flat loading area extending to the front seats can be created.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Rear Seats

Performance

Mercedes-Benz offers two engine variants – GLA 200 Progressive Line, and GLA 250 AMG Line.

The 2020 GLA 200 Progressive Line is powered by the 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

It develops 120 kw (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Powering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AMG Line is the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with the 8G-DCT automatic transmission.

It rates at 165 kW (224 hp) and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in only 6.9 seconds.

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Specifications

Here is a quick comparison of the key specifications of the two GLA variants :

Specifications Mercedes-Benz
GLA 200
Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250
Displacement 1332 cc 1991 cc
Max. Output 120 kW (163 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
165 kW (224 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
Peak Torque 250 Nm @
1620~4000 rpm
350 Nm @
1800~4000 rpm
Combined Fuel
Consumption
5.6 ~ 5.9 l/100 km 6.5 ~ 6.7 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 129 ~ 135 g/km 148 ~ 153 g/km
0~100 km/h
Acceleration
8.7 seconds 6.9 seconds
Top Speed 210 km/h 240 km/h

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Price + Financing

The GLA 200 is priced at RM 244,199.82 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 252,888 with insurance.

The GLA 250 is priced at RM 285,336.66 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 295,888 with insurance.

Mercedes-Benz offers an EaseProtect Financing Plan for both models, starting from :

  • RM2,488 per month for the GLA 200 *
  • RM2,888 per month for the GLA 250 *

From now until 31 December 2020, those who opt for the EaseProtect Financing Plan will enjoy a 2-month payment holiday.

* based on a 5-year tenure and downpayment of approximately 20%

 

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RMCO / PKPP in Malaysia : New SOP for December 2020!

Here is the new December 2020 SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed during the RMCO / PKPP restrictions in Malaysia!

For the Conditional MCO SOP, please see Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : New December 2020 SOP!

 

Malaysia : RMCO / PKPP Restrictions Until 31 December!

As extended restrictions are significantly impacting the economy, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) decided to lift the CMCO / PKPB lockdown on less affected areas :

Except for states under CMCO / PKPB lockdown, all other areas in Malaysia are under the more lenient RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) or PKPP (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan) restrictions.

The RMCO / PKPB restrictions is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020.

 

Malaysia RMCO / PKPP : New December 2020 SOP!

Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in RMCO / PKPP areas in Malaysia :

GENERAL

  • Nationwide travel is allowed, except to EMCO (PKPD) areas.
  • Private and commercial vehicles are allowed to carry up to their maximum passenger capacity.
  • High risk individuals and children are not encouraged to go out.
  • All activities and services at airports and ports are allowed.
  • 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.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers are physically distanced by 1 meter while entering or leaving their premises.
  • Businesses must limit the number of customers within their premise, and publicly display the maximum number of customers allowed inside.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers check in using MySejahtera or write in the logbook.
  • Businesses must scan the body temperature of customers, and those with a body temperature of 37.5 °C are not permitted to enter.
  • All employees, suppliers and customers must wear a face mask at all times.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate as usual.
  • Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 2 AM.
  • Dine-in is allowed, with 1 meter distance between every person.
  • Daily, wholesale, farmer’s and night markets are allowed to open as usual.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open as usual.
  • Laundry services are allowed to open as usual.
  • All other permitted businesses are allowed to operate as usual.
  • All other essential activities NOT listed in the Negative List are permitted, subject to the existing SOPs.

HEALTHCARE

  • Public and private clinics and hospitals are allowed to open 24 hours.
  • Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to open as normal.

FISHING, FARMING, PLANTATION INDUSTRIES

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

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  • All religious activities are allowed, subject to the relevant SOPs.

ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION + CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • 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.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

  • All activities are allowed as usual, subject to the Creative Sector SOP.

SPORTS + RECREATION

  • All sports and recreational activities are allowed, subject to the Sports & Recreation Sector SOP.
  • Sporting events and competitions with spectators and/or with participants from other countries are forbidden.

EDUCATION

  • 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.
  • Tuition, music, dance, art, language classes are allowed to operate as usual.
  • Kindergartens, nurseries and childcare centres are allowed to operate as usual, subject to the SOP.

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES

  • All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, lectures and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) are allowed, subject to SOP.
  • Face to face meetings in offices, hotels and convention centres are allowed, with physical distancing and the wearing of face masks.

CELEBRATIONS

  • Official and unofficial government and private ceremonies, and social events like weddings, banquets, engagement parties, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, birthdays, anniversary parties, reunions are allowed, subject to SOP.

TOURISM

  • All domestic tourism activities that cross into or out of the EMCO or CMCO areas (except green zones) are forbidden.
  • Overseas tourism is forbidden.
  • Domestic tourism involving foreign tourists (except from countries approved by the Minister) is forbidden.
  • Tour companies are allowed to operate, based on existing SOP.
  • Hotels are allowed to provide accommodation.
  • Restaurants, including F&B outlets and lounges are allowed.

 

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Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : New December 2020 SOP!

Here is the new December 2020 SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Peninsular Malaysia!

For the Recovery MCO SOP, please see RMCO / PKPP in Malaysia : New SOP for December 2020!

 

Peninsular Malaysia : CMCO / PKPB Lockdown Until 20 December!

With record highs in COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian National Security Council announced another extension of the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of these Peninsular Malaysia states and territories.

This extended CMCO / PKPB lockdown will start at 12:01 AM on 7 December 2020 and end on 20 December 2020.

 

Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : New December 2020 SOP!

Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in CMCO / PKPB areas in Peninsular Malaysia :

GENERAL

  • Nationwide travel is allowed, except to EMCO (PKPD) areas.
  • Private and commercial vehicles are allowed to carry up to their maximum passenger capacity.
  • High risk individuals and children are not encouraged to go out.
  • All activities and services at airports and ports are allowed.
  • 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 12 AM.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers are physically distanced by 1 meter while entering or leaving their premises.
  • Businesses must limit the number of customers within their premise, and publicly display the maximum number of customers allowed inside.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers check in using MySejahtera or write in the logbook.
  • Businesses must scan the body temperature of customers, and those with a body temperature of 37.5 °C are not permitted to enter.
  • All employees, suppliers and customers must wear a face mask at all times.
  • 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.
  • Dine-in is allowed, with 1 meter distance between every person.
  • Daily, wholesale, farmer’s and night markets are allowed to open until 12 AM.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 AM, except for those on highways – they can open 24 hours
  • Laundry services are allowed between 6 AM and 12 AM.
  • All other permitted businesses are allowed to operate between 6 AM and 12 AM.
  • All other essential activities NOT listed in the Negative List are permitted, subject to the existing SOPs.

HEALTHCARE

  • Public and private clinics and hospitals are allowed to open 24 hours.
  • Pharmacies and drugstores are allowed to open from 8 AM until 12 AM.

FISHING, FARMING, PLANTATION INDUSTRIES

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

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  • Religious activities in mosques and suraus are allowed with limits to the number of participants, according to the state authorities
  • Religious activities in other houses of worship are allowed with limited to the number of participants, according to MKN / MOH / state or federal authorities.
  • Akad nikah ceremonies are allowed with a maximum limit of 30 people, based on the area and physical distancing, or as set by the state religious authorities.
  • Wedding registration ceremonies for non-Muslims are allowed with a maximum limit of 30 people, based on the area and physical distancing.

ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION + CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • Entertainment centres, pubs and night clubs are forbidden to open.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds and cinemas are forbidden to open (except in green zones).
  • Live concerts or events with spectators are forbidden.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

  • Recording activities for music, concerts, filming, interviews, and so on are allowed both in studios and outdoors, limited to CMCO areas with limited crew and no audience, according to the SOP.
  • Live event activities are permitted without an audience, with limited crew set by MOH.
  • Busking activities in indoor locations are allowed, based on time limits and limited number of audience, as set by MOH.

SPORTS + RECREATION

  • 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 and contact sports are forbidden.
  • A physical distance of 1-3 metres (static activities) or 3-5 metres (dynamic activities) must be maintained.
  • Sports facilities are limited to training activities that do not involve physical contact and cannot exceed 50% of their capacity at any one time.
  • Sporting events and competitions with spectators and/or with participants from other states are forbidden.
  • Training programs by the National Sports Council and state sports councils can continue according to a Quarantine Based Approach.

EDUCATION

  • 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.
  • Tuition, music, dance, art, language classes are forbidden, except if done individually (one to one), or in green zones.
  • Kindergartens, nurseries and childcare centres are allowed to operate, with permission from the relevant ministries.
  • Students who are undergoing exams are permitted to continue taking their exams.

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES

  • All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, lectures and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) are forbidden (except in green zones).
  • Face to face meetings in offices, hotels and other institutions are allowed, with physical distancing and the wearing of face masks, limited to 50% of the meeting room capacity.

CELEBRATIONS

  • Official and unofficial government and private ceremonies, and social events like weddings, banquets, engagement parties, aqiqah ceremonies, tahlil, birthdays, anniversary parties, reunions are forbidden.

TOURISM

  • All domestic tourism activities that cross into or out of EMCO or CMCO areas (except green zones) are forbidden.
  • Overseas tourism is forbidden.
  • Domestic tourism involving foreign tourists (except from countries approved by the Minister) is forbidden.
  • Tour companies are allowed to operate, based on existing SOP.
  • Hotels are allowed to provide accommodation.
  • Restaurants, including F&B outlets and lounges are allowed.

 

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Nationwide Travel At Vehicle Capacity : Please Follow SOP!

The Malaysia National Security Council has decided to allow nationwide travel at vehicle capacity from 7 December 2020 onwards!

Find out what this means, and what is the SOP we need to comply with when we travel!

 

Nationwide Travel Allowed At Vehicle Capacity From 7 December 2020

Malaysia continues to record an average of about a thousand new COVID-19 cases every day, with over 74,000 COVID-19 cases so far.

However, even the lenient CMCO / PKPB lockdown is taking a toll on the economy, with an expected GDP loss of RM 300 million a day.

So, the Malaysia National Security Council decided to lift travel restrictions, and vehicle passenger limits.

  • Interstate and inter-district travel are now allowed (except in EMCO areas).
  • The existing roadblocks at state borders will be removed.
  • There is no longer the need to obtain police permission to travel.
  • Travel into and out from CMCO / PKPB areas are allowed.
  • There is no limit on the number of passengers in a vehicle, subject to its maximum capacity.

In the newly released 7 December 2020 SOP, they also lifted the prior limitation that only 3 persons per household can leave the house.

 

Nationwide Travel At Vehicle Capacity : Please Follow SOP!

While nationwide travel is now allowed at full vehicle capacity, the government is reminding everyone to comply with the SOP.

The police will be focusing on enforcing the SOP, instead of controlling interstate or inter-district travel.

So what are the key SOPs that we must comply with?

  1. Wear a face mask in public places at all times.
  2. Wear a face mask in public vehicles (not necessary in private vehicles)
  3. Practice social distancing in public places – at least 1 metre apart.
  4. Maintain good hand hygiene with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.
  5. Always log your public movements with MySejahtera or a manual logbook.

You should also do your best to avoid crowded places, especially public events.

Please remember that many of those who are infected and contagious are not symptomatic.

 

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Lewis Hamilton : Positive For COVID-19, Out Of Sakhir GP!

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton just tested positive for COVID-19, and will have to drop out of the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend!

 

Lewis Hamilton : Positive For COVID-19, Out Of Sakhir GP!

On 1 December 2020, FIA and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team confirmed that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19.

The FIA, Formula 1 and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PCR testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he is now isolating. All contacts have been declared.

The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.

It appears that Hamilton could possibly have been infected by a close contact, prior to arriving in Bahrain.

… he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive. Lewis therefore took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.

What a tremendous stroke of bad luck for seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who is now forced to drop out of the Sakhir Grand Prix. He will now have to self-isolate and watch the race from his hotel room.

The good news is the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team said that he is fit and well, apart from mild symptoms :

Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.

Hamilton is now the third driver to contract COVID-19 during the 2020 F1 season, following Sergio Pérez in August, and then Lance Stroll in October.

As F1 regulations require him to test negative before being allowed back, it seems unlikely that he would be able to make it for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final race of the season, on 13 December 2020.

 

Mercedes Statement On Lewis Hamilton Testing Positive For COVID-19

This was the full statement by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team on Lewis Hamilton testing positive for COVID-19 :

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team regrets to announce that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to take part in this weekend’s Sakhir GP.

Lewis was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last of which was on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit as part of the standard race weekend testing programme.

However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive. Lewis therefore took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.

Lewis is now isolating in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain. Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.

We will announce our replacement driver plans for this weekend in due course.

 

Lewis Hamilton : Devastated About COVID-19 Diagnosis

This was what Lewis Hamilton just posted on Twitter :

Hi guys, I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend.

Since we started the season in June, my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we’ve been in order to stay safe.

Unfortunately, even though I returned three negative results this past week, I woke up yesterday morning with mild symptoms and requested another test which came back positive. I’ve immediately gone into self-isolation for ten days.

I’m gutted not to be able to race this weekend but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others.

I’m really lucky that I feel OK with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy.

Please look after yourselves out there, you can never be too careful. These are worrying times for everyone and we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and each other. Stay positive.

 

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Kelantan Under CMCO Lockdown Starting 21 November!

Malaysia just announced a 2-week CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Kelantan, starting 21 November 2020!

 

Kelantan : CMCO / PKPB Lockdown Starting 21 November!

With record highs in COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian National Security Council announced a 2-week CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Kelantan.

This CMCO / PKPB lockdown will start at 12:01 AM on 21 November 2020 and end on 6 December 2020, together with the other Peninsular Malaysia states under CMCO.

 

Kelantan CMCO : Same SOP As Peninsular Malaysia CMCO?

The Malaysia National Security Council has not announced any special SOP for this new CMCO / PKPB.

Assuming they adopt the same CMCO / PKPB SOP for Peninsular Malaysia, here are some SOP we can expect :

  • All business, economic and industrial activity can proceed as usual.
  • Businesses must ensure that customers are physically distanced by 1 meter while entering or leaving their premises.
  • Businesses must limit the number of customers within their premise, and publicly display the maximum number of customers allowed inside.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed, but must follow the established SOP.
  • Restaurants, food stores, food trucks, hawkers, food courts, food stalls, food kiosks, groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Up to three people from each household may leave to purchase food and essential supplies, and travel in the same car.
  • Dine-in is allowed but limited to 2 persons per small table or 4 persons per large table*, but must follow the Food Sector SOP.
    * Warning : Not from the same family! Maximum 2 persons from the same household can dine in.
  • Food deliveries, drive-through purchases and food take-aways are encouraged.
  • Wholesale markets are allowed to open from 4 AM until 2 PM.
  • Daily markets are allowed to open from 6 AM until 2 PM.
  • Farmer’s markets are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 PM.
  • Night markets are allowed to open from 4 PM until 10 PM.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 10 PM, except for those on highways – they can open 24 hours
  • Public buses, express buses, MRT, LRT, ERL, Monorail, taxi and e-hailing services are allowed to operate.
  • 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.
  • All transportation and delivery vehicles involved in industry, business, and manufacturing are allowed to continue as normal, including cross-district and cross-state travel.

For more details, please see Peninsular Malaysia : Official CMCO / PKPB SOP!

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our homes, offices, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

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MKN : 3 People Now Allowed In Car During CMCO / PKPB

MKN just announced that 3 people are now allowed in the same car during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown. Here is what you need to know!

 

Earlier : Only 2 People Allowed In Car During CMCO / PKPB

When the Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) announced the CMCO / PKPB SOP for Peninsular Malaysia, they only allowed two people from the same household to travel in the same car.

Only TWO (2) people are allowed to leave (including inside / on a vehicle).

That limitation has led to complaints that it unfairly disadvantages single parents, and people with elderly parents.

Single parents may not be able to leave their children unattended at home, and be forced to bring them out, when they have to buy food or essentials.

Those with elderly parents may need another person to help attend to their parent whenever they send them for medical treatment, for example.

 

Now : 3 People Allowed In Car During CMCO / PKPB

In a special press conference on 13 November 2020, the MKN announced that they agreed to loosen the requirement.

They will now allow 3 people from the same household to travel in the same car during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown.

However, please note that they did NOT change the limitation on the number of people from the same household dining in restaurants / cafes / eateries.

Unless they change that limit too, only TWO (2) people per household are allowed to dine in at restaurants / cafes / eateries.

 

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CMCO : No Special Seating Or Face Mask In Your Own Car!

Fake news about special seating arrangements and wearing face masks in your own car during the CMCO / PKPB lockdowns keep spreading.

So here is the DEFINITIVE VERDICT on both issues.

 

CMCO : Special Seating + Wearing Face Mask In Your Own Car?

People have been sharing fake stories about special seating arrangements, and even the requirement to wear face masks, in your own car during the CMCO / PKPB lockdowns.

We debunked quite a few of them earlier :

However, people keep sharing those fake stories, and even create new ones!

And the police keep getting calls to confirm special seating arrangements or the need to wear face masks in your own car.

 

CMCO : NO Special Seating Or Face Mask In Your Own Car!

The government appears to be quite fed up of these questions about special seating arrangements, or wearing a face mask in your own car.

So Senior Minister of Security, Dato Sri Ismail Yaacob held a press conference, in which he confirmed that there is no special seating or face mask requirements in your own car!

As he pointed out in his press conference, since both persons in the car are from the same household, it doesn’t make any sense for special seating arrangements.

There also isn’t a need for them to wear face masks inside their own car. After all, again… they are from the same household!

As we pointed out earlier, the official CMCO / PKPB SOP clearly states that only two persons may travel in the same car at any one time.

There is NO REQUIREMENT for any special seating arrangement, or even to wear a face mask.

We need to EMPHASISE that the SOP specifically allows only two persons from each household to go out to purchase food and essential items.

A family of 4 cannot drive two cars out to dine together in a restaurant / cafe / eatery. If you are caught, you will be fined RM 1,000 per person.

For more details, please read RM4K Fine For Family Of 4 At Restaurant During CMCO?

 

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Was This Driver FINED For Letting His Wife Sit Next To Him?

A driver was allegedly issued a RM1K fine for letting his wife sit next to him in their car during the CMCO lockdown.

Find out what happened, and if you can really get fined for sitting side-by-side in your car!

 

Claim : This Driver Was FINED For Letting His Wife Sit Next To Him!

A video of a driver being issued a fine has gone viral on WhatsApp, together with this message :

Damn stupid. Silly another case just happened in Melaka. Malim – a husband & wife kena saman bcos wife sitting at front seat next to the husband.

Police says the 2nd person (even your wife) must seat behind. Just got this news from my neighbour who just came back from malim.

People are sharing it as evidence that you can be fined for letting a passenger sit next to you in a car.

 

No, This Driver Was NOT Fined For Letting His Wife Sit Next To Him!

We had earlier debunked two similar hoaxes about people getting fined for sitting side-by-side in a car :

This is yet another hoax, and here are the facts…

Fact #1 : The Driver Was NOT Fined For Letting His Wife Sit Next To Him

The man actually posted on Facebook, claiming that he was issued a summon for letting his wife use her phone :

I was just given a summon by PDRM at Jalan Dato Md Zain. I ask the officer what’s my offence and according to him “Sebelah kiri pakai hphone”.

I said that was my wife using and why issue me summon as I am not using phone. He just said go attend court. I ask for proof and he said all are there when you attend court hearing.

I refuse to sign and the office® can just sign on behalf?

Anyone encounter such issue and what can be done?

 

Fact #2 : The Driver Was Fined For Using A Phone While Driving

The Melaka state police stated that the driver was issued the ticket at about 11:08 AM on 9 November 2020, for using his phone while driving.

The driver protested that it was his wife using the phone, but the police had seen the driver using the phone with his left hand about 250 metres before the roadblock.

Because the driver refused to acknowledge the ticket, the police officer wrote ETT (Enggan Tanda Tangan / Refused To Sign) before handing the ticket to him.

The ticket lists the offence as “PANDU GUNA ALAT KOMUNIKASI” – driving while using a communications device.

Fact #3 : Two Persons Are Allowed In / On A Vehicle

The Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) released three regional SOPs and later an updated SOP for Peninsular Malaysia states under CMCO / PKPB lockdown :

The earlier three SOPs state clearly that two persons per household are allowed to go out together to purchase food and essentials.

The latest Peninsular Malaysia SOP explicitly says that two persons per household are allowed to travel in or on a vehicle.

Note that there is no requirement for the passenger to sit behind the driver. It would have been an absurd and pointless rule anyway, since they are from the same household.

Fact #4 : There Is No Limit On Commercial Vehicles

According to the MKN SOPs, there is no new limit on vehicles carrying goods and providing essential services, including those involved in business and industrial activities.

The number of people in such vehicles are limited to what’s allowed by the commercial vehicle licence.

For example, if a delivery van is licensed for up to 3 people, then 3 people may sit together in that delivery van.

Fact #5 : Taxis + E-hailing Vehicles Are Limited To 2 Passengers

The MKN SOPs limit taxis and e-hailing vehicles to 2 passengers.

That means a total of 3 people are allowed in a car, and two of them will definitely be sitting side by side.

So it will not be logical for the police to issue a fine for people sitting side by side in any vehicle.

Fact #6 : No Requirement For A Passenger To Sit Behind The Driver

For the police to issue a fine, it must be specifically forbidden in the CMCO / PKPB SOP for two persons to sit side by side in a vehicle.

There is no such requirement in the CMCO / PKPB SOP, so it is not possible for the police to issue such a fine.


We highly recommend that you check out our other two articles on this never-ending hoax about police issuing fines for sitting side-by-side in a car :

 

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Latest MySejahtera SOP For Petrol Stations : To Scan Or Not?

Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaacob just issued an updated MySejahtera SOP for petrol stations.

Please make sure you understand the new SOP, and share it out with your family and friends!

 

Scan MySejahtera At Petrol Stations, Or Get Fined RM1K?

While CPRC (Crisis Preparedness and Respose Centre) from the Ministry of Health has said that it is not necessary to scan MySejahtera at petrol stations, the police insist that it is mandatory.

In fact, Bukit Aman CID Deputy Director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed that you must register MySejahtera at the petrol station, even if you do not enter the convenience store!

Malaysians were thoroughly confused by two competing narratives, and a slew of news reports that flip-flopped on the issue.

 

Latest MySejahtera SOP For Petrol Stations : To Scan Or Not?

At around 6 PM on 10 November 2020, Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri, issued an updated SOP on the use of MySejahtera in petrol stations in this press conference.

Here is a summary of the updated MySejahtera SOP for petrol stations :

MUST Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Making payments or purchases inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the ATM machine inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the petrol station’s toilet or surau.
  • Sending your car to the petrol station’s workshop.
  • Sending your car for a manual car wash.

DO NOT Need To Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Self-serving at the pump, and paying using their credit or debit cards or online app.
  • Paying the cashier through the pigeonhole.
  • Self-inflating your own tyres.
  • Using the auto car wash, unless you are paying inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
Scan MySejahtera or
Register Manually?
Making payments inside the petrol station store YES
Making purchases from the convenience store YES
Using the toilet or surau YES
Sending car to petrol station’s workshop YES
Sending car for manual car wash YES
Self-serving at pump, and
paying with credit / debit card / mobile app
NO
Paying cashier through pigeonhole NO
Inflating tyres with air NO
Driving car through auto car wash NO

 

MySejahtera : Why Use It At Petrol Stations?

MySejahtera is a mobile app developed by the Malaysian government. It serves as a contact tracing tool, as well as a way to disseminate verified information on COVID-19 in Malaysia.

Its users can log their movements by quickly and simply scanning a QR code at public places. This is a safer option to signing a logbook, because you won’t need to touch the logbook or use a shared pen.

Even though petrol pumps in Malaysia are generally self-served, petrol stations are high traffic public areas with pump attendants and employees, as well as other customers, who may be infected.

Registering your visit with MySejahtera at the petrol station will allow the authorities to quickly and accurately perform contact tracing if any infected person was at the petrol station.

 

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Scan MySejahtera At Petrol Station, Or Get Fined RM1K?

CPRC says it’s not mandatory, but PDRM says you can be fined RM1,000 for failing to register MySejahtera at the petrol station!

So which is it? After flip-flopping, they finally clarified their stance… hopefully, for the LAST TIME!

 

Register MySejahtera At Petrol Station, Or Get Fined RM1K?

According to PDRM, you must register MySejahtera at the petrol station, even if you do not enter the convenience store! Otherwise, you could be subject to a RM1,000 fine!

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed this, saying “If the people do not register or scan, how will the police trace them if there are Covid-19 cases in the area?

As petrol stations are high-traffic public spaces, it is mandatory to register your visit using MySejahtera, as well as wear a face mask have your temperature scanned, and use a hand sanitiser.

However, it appears that petrol station operators may not be aware of this requirement either, as they do not put up MySejahtera QR codes at their pumps for motorists to register their visits…

 

But Didn’t CPRC Say MySejahtera Not Necessary At Petrol Station?

This email shows the CPRC (Crisis Preparedness and Respose Centre) team saying that it is NOT necessary to register your visit using MySejahtera if you are merely refuelling at the pump or making payments.

Sadly, it appears that CPRC and PDRM are not on the same page. CPRC says it’s not necessary, but PDRM insists it is mandatory.

 

Latest MySejahtera SOP For Petrol Stations : To Scan Or Not?

On 10 November 2020, Malaysia’s Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri, issued an updated SOP on the use of MySejahtera in petrol stations in this press conference.

Here is a summary of the updated MySejahtera SOP for petrol stations :

MUST Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Making payments or purchases inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the ATM machines inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
  • Using the petrol station’s toilet or surau.
  • Sending your car to the petrol station’s workshop.
  • Sending you car for a manual car wash.

DO NOT Need To Scan MySejahtera / Register Manually

  • Self-serving at the pump, and paying using their credit or debit cards or online app.
  • Paying the cashier through the pigeonhole.
  • Self-inflating your own tyres.
  • Using the auto car wash, unless you are paying inside the petrol station’s convenience store.
Situation Scan MySejahtera or
Register Manually?
Making payments inside the petrol station store YES
Making purchases from the convenience store YES
Using the toilet or surau YES
Sending car to petrol station’s workshop YES
Sending car for manual car wash YES
Self-serving at pump, and
paying with credit / debit card / mobile app
NO
Paying cashier through pigeonhole NO
Inflating tyres with air NO
Driving car through auto car wash NO

 

MySejahtera : Why Use It At Petrol Station?

MySejahtera is a mobile app developed by the Malaysian government. It serves as a contact tracing tool, as well as a way to disseminate verified information on COVID-19 in Malaysia.

Its users can log their movements by quickly and simply scanning a QR code at public places. This is a safer option to signing a logbook, because you won’t need to touch the logbook or use a shared pen.

Even though petrol pumps in Malaysia are generally self-served, petrol stations are high traffic public areas with pump attendants and employees, as well as other customers, who may be infected.

Registering your visit with MySejahtera at the petrol station will allow the authorities to quickly and accurately perform contact tracing if any infected person was at the petrol station.

That’s why they made it mandatory to register your visit with MySejahtera at the petrol station, even if you don’t enter the convenience store.

 

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Interstate Travel SOP For CMCO Areas In Peninsular Malaysia

Here is the interstate travel SOP for those who need to travel into, out of, or through CMCO areas in Peninsular Malaysia!

 

Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : Interstate Travel SOP

The Royal Malaysia Police recently issued the SOP for cross-state travel during the CMCO / PKPB lockdown in KL, Selangor and Putrajaya.

As announced by the Senior Minister (Security) and Defence Minister, Dato Sri Ismail Yaakob, there are FOUR (4) categories of travellers that will be permitted to undertake interstate travel.

  1. Residents of CMCO areas who need to travel to other states for emergency reasons (medical treatments and funerals) only
  2. Travellers who need to cross the CMCO areas for emergency reasons.
  3. Outstation travellers who wish to enter the CMCO areas for emergency reasons.
  4. Individuals who wish to access air transportation at KLIA, KLIA 2 and Subang Airport.

Travellers in those four categories need to fill in this form for the CMCO / PKPB Travel Permit (Permit Pergerakan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat) :

After filling the form, travellers must submit it to the nearest police station for their approval, BEFORE they begin their journey.

Please note that ONLY TWO PERSONS are allowed to travel together.

Workers are allowed to cross into other districts or states, as long as they have a work pass or permission letter from their employer.

 

Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : Interstate Travel Examples

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) listed two examples of permitted cross-state travel :

Category 2

An individual from Johor travelling to Penang wishes to cross Selangor for emergency reasons. He/she must fill in the form and send it to the nearest police station in Johor for approval, before making the journey.

Category 3

An individual from Melaka would like to enter Putrajaya for emergency reasons. He/she must fill in the form and send it to the nearest police station in Melaka for approval, before making the journey.

 

Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : Interstate Travel FAQ

Who Needs A Travel Permit?

Only those who need to enter, exit or pass through Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya for emergency reasons must obtain a CMCO / PKPB travel permit.

Workers who need to enter or exit Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya for work reasons do NOT need to fill in the form. They only need to show their work pass / permission letter from their employers.

How Many People Can Travel Together?

Under this CMCO / PKPB travel permit, a maximum of two persons can travel together.

What If You Don’t Forgot The Permit?

If you forgot to obtain a permit prior to your travel, or forgot to take it with you, you can stop by a nearby police station to fill in a new form and obtain approval before crossing the CMCO / PKPB roadblocks.

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our homes, offices, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation

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CMCO Roadblocks At Three PJ Highway Tolls In Effect!

The Petaling Jaya Police just set up CMCO roadblocks at three highway tolls in Petaling Jaya, to enforce the CMCO / PKPB lockdown SOP.

 

CMCO Roadblocks At Three PJ Highway Tolls In Effect!

On 21 October 2020, Petaling Jaya Police Chief ACP Nik Ezanee bin Mohd Faisal announced that the Petaling Jaya police has taken the initiative to set up CMCO roadblocks at these three highway tolls :

  • NKVE Highway : Subang Toll
  • PLUS Highway : Sungai Buloh Toll
  • PLUS Highway : Damansara Toll

The CMCO roadblocks are on both sides of the tolls, to check on people entering and leaving Petaling Jaya.

 

Why Setup These CMCO Roadblocks In Petaling Jaya?

The purpose of these CMCO roadblocks, according to ACP Nik Ezanee is to i:

He called for the public to slow down while approaching and passing through these CMCO roadblocks, to protect the safety of their frontliners and other drivers.

He also reminded everyone to comply with the number of people inside their vehicles, and to stay at home unless it is necessary for them to go out.

As a reminder, here are the current travel SOP for CMCO / PKPB lockdown.

  • Only two persons from each household are allowed to go out to purchase daily necessities.
  • People at high risk and children are not encouraged to go out.
  • No one is allowed to enter or leave the areas under CMCO lockdown.
  • Cross-district travel is forbidden, except for work, economic or industrial purposes.
  • Cross-district travel for emergencies (sickness and funeral) requires advanced notice to the police.
  • Workers will need a valid work pass or letter of permission from their employers to get past state and district roadblocks.
  • Employers are encouraged to let their employees work from home.
    In Red Zones : management and administrative staff in public and private sectors are ordered to work from home, starting 22 October 2020.
    * Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced this change on 20 October 2020.
  • Travellers from other states who need to pass through Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to other states should obtain prior permission from the nearest police station.
  • Individuals who intend to travel by air through KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang Airport must obtain prior permission from the police.
  • Residents of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya are allowed to return from outstation, with the permission of the police.

For more information, please read CMCO / PKPB SOP for KL, Selangor, Putrajaya, which will be updated from time to time.

For those who plan to travel outstation, here is the Cross-State Travel SOP and application form to get past the CMCO roadblocks at state lines.

NOTE : There is NO NEED for the passenger to sit behind the driver. Passengers will NOT GET FINED for sitting next to the driver.

 

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PROTON : 50 Employees Now Positive For COVID-19

PROTON today announced that another 49 employees at their Shah Alam campus have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of infected cases to 50.

 

PROTON : 50 Employees Now Positive For COVID-19

On 14 October 2020, PROTON announced that an employee from their R&D Department in Shah Alam tested positive for COVID-19.

That triggered contact tracing for all employees at their R&D department, who were asked to self-quarantine at home.

Today, PROTON confirmed that another 49 employees at their Engineering Division in the same Shah Alam campus also tested positive for COVID-19.

They instructed all non-essential personnel to work from home, with contract tracing still ongoing, and a COVID-19 team monitoring the situation.

There is now a total of 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases at PROTON Shah Alam.

In their statement, they assured the public that their Center of Service Excellence (COSE) and showroom in Shah Alam are disinfected hourly, and all customer-facing personnel follow a “rigorous procedure”.

 

PROTON : Official Statement On COVID-19

Here is the official PROTON statement on COVID-19 cases at their Shah Alam campus :

UPDATE ON COVID-19

Subang Jaya, 19 October 2020

Subsequent to one of its employees testing positive for COVID-19 on 14th October 2020, PROTON confirms 49 others have now been detected. All are from the Engineering Division in Shah Alam, and have been reported to the authorities. For now, the company has requested all non-essential personnel who work within the Shah Alam facility to work from home as a precautionary measure. The company which has been adhering to official protocols, is continuing its efforts with more stringent actions to ensure prevention of further spread. Contact tracing is ongoing and a COVID-19 team is monitoring the situation very closely.

Once again, the company would like to reassure all its customers that it will continue to strictly follow all guidelines and procedures as it has been doing from the start of the pandemic. The Center of Service Excellence (COSE) and showroom are disinfected hourly and all customer facing personnel follow a rigorous procedure. PROTON is working with the authorities who have guided the company through the process and are satisfied with the actions taken thus far. The safety of all PROTON staff, customers and Malaysians is of the utmost importance to the company and will be its main priority.

 

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Fact Check : Car Seating SOP For CMCO / PKPB Lockdown?

You may have seen this car seating SOP for the CMCO / PKPKB lockdowns affecting various areas in Malaysia.

But is it legitimate? Will you get fined by the police if you do not follow this car seating SOP?

 

Claim : This Is The Car Seating SOP For CMCO / PKPB Lockdown

This WhatsApp message is being forwarded as a warning to everyone under CMCO / PKPB lockdown in Malaysia :

My sis was sitting in front car seat with her hubby this morning.

At the police checkpoint at Sri Petaling, they were told that no front passenger allowed n are being let off with a warning as passenger must sit at the back.

Pls take note

Note : We intentionally added the HOAX overlay to prevent the images from being further misused.

 

Car Seating SOP For CMCO / PKPB Lockdown : More Bullshit

This picture originally surfaced in May 2020 when the Malaysian government loosened COVID-19 lockdown measures, allowing two persons per car.

It went viral again in October 2020 when the Malaysian government announced CMCO / PKPB lockdowns of KL, Selangor and Putrajaya, as well as Sabah and Labuan.

However, this is just another Internet hoax, because there is no such “social distancing” car seating SOP, and here are the reasons why…

Reason #1 : There Is No Such SOP

Whether you look into the MCO Phase 4 Federal Gazette from April 2020, or the three CMCO SOPs (Klang Valley | Sabah | Labuan), there is no such car seating SOP.

In the stricter MCO Phase 4, both persons must be family members staying in the same house, or a driver helping to send someone seeking healthcare or medical services.

In the looser October CMCO / PKPB lockdowns, two family members living together may travel in the same car, but there is no such restriction for commercial vehicles – they can fit as many people as they are licensed for.

In all cases, there is no requirement for special seating arrangements.

Reason #2 : The Seating Arrangement Is Pointless

The “social distancing” car seating arrangement is, frankly, pointless because the rules already limit personal vehicle use to members of the same family.

If one member of the family is infected, the rest of the family is far more likely to get infected at home than they would in the car.

It is also pointless in commercial vehicles, because the same workers work together and are in close contact long after they leave their vehicles.

That’s why you are not required to wear a face mask in private vehicles. Whether you are travelling with a family member or an office mate, you are already in close contact outside of that vehicle.

Such an arrangement is also pointless in taxis and e-hailing vehicles because everyone – driver and passengers – is required to wear face masks at all times.

Reason #3 : Air Circulates Within The Car

Unless you roll down the car’s windows, its air conditioning system will recirculate air and viral particles from any infected person throughout the cabin.

So it really doesn’t matter if you sit behind the driver, or sit next to the driver or another passenger.

This is why it is so important to wear a face mask, whenever you are in any indoor public space – and this includes sitting in a car or train or plane with strangers.

Reason #4 : People Keep Recreating This Fake Story

For some reason, Malaysians keep recreating the fake story of how they were warned or fined by the police for sitting side by side in their own cars.

They are now sharing police compounds for other offences as evidence that the police are issuing them for sitting side by side in a car.

But one thing rings true – no one actually admits to being the person who actually got fined for the offence. It was always “my friend / colleague / FB pal told me his friend kena“…

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MRR2 : Driver Escapes After Concrete Slab Falls On Car!

A lady driver had an incredibly lucky escape today on the MRR2, after a large concrete slab fell on her car!

The heavy slab completely destroyed her car, but she somehow walked away from the accident!

 

MRR2 : Driver Escapes After Concrete Slab Falls On Car!

The lady was driving on the MRR2 (Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2) at around 4:30 PM today (19 September 2020) when a large concrete slab fell onto her car.

The slab appears to be part of the concrete barrier from the overhead SUKE Highway that was under construction.

The concrete slab completely destroyed her car, but she walked away with only an injured arm. It took about two hours to remove the car and rubble from the site.

Passing motorists helped rescue her and she was rushed to HUKM (Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) for treatment.

 

Pictures Of The Driver’s Lucky Escape At MRR2 Today!

Here are additional pictures of the driver’s lucky escape today!

 

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