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MCO, CMCO, RMCO Extension + Changes : 29 April – 17 May!

The MCO, CMCO and RMCO restrictions have just been extended with some changes until 17 May 2021!

Here is what you need to know about the newly-extended CMCO and RMCO restrictions!

 

MCO, CMCO, RMCO Extension + Changes : 29 April – 17 May!

On 12 April 2021, MKN announced a further extension of CMCO and RMCO, with some changes :

  • Kelantan is now under stricter MCO / PKP restrictions.
  • Sabah has been upgraded to CMCO / PKPB.
  • The whole states of Negeri Sembilan and Kedah are now under RMCO / PKPP.

So this is the new list of CMCO and RMCO states and territories :

MCO / PKP CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kelantan Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Sarawak
Perak
Melaka

Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah
Putrajaya
Labuan
Kedah

Negeri Sembilan

The new MCO, CMCO and RMCO extension will be from 29 April until 17 May 2021.

Sarawak is under CMCO from 27 April until 17 April 2021, and is being normalised with the other CMCO states.

 

CMCO + RMCO : Selected SOP Rules

Here are key SOP rules for CMCO areas.

  • Travel within the CMCO / PKPB area is allowed.
  • Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are considered one zone, and travel between them is allowed.
  • Travel to other CMCO areas, RMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate until 12 midnight.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 midnight. Those on highways can operate 24 hours.
  • Laundry services are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.

Recommended : Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

Here are key SOP rules for RMCO areas.

  • Travel within the RMCO / PKPP area is allowed.
  • Travel to other RMCO areas, CMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate as usual, according to the existing SOP.
  • Petrol stations and laundry services are allowed to open as usual.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed to open as usual.

Recommended : Latest RMCO / PKPP SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

 

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Gone In 90 Minutes : Tanker Spills 20,000 Litres Of Oil!

A tanker just hit the side of the Juru toll, spilling 20,000 litres of oil!

This is why tanker drivers need to be extra careful passing through toll gates.

 

Gone In 90 Minutes : Tanker Spills 20,000 Litres Of Oil!

At around 12 PM on 20 April 2021, a tanker passing through the Juru toll hit a metal pole on the left side.

The pole punctured the tank, which spilled its entire contents onto the road. Fortunately, it was just cooking oil!

The PLUS Response Time and the Prai Fire Department rushed to the site to contain the spill, and clean up the oil.

They succeeded in clearing everything by 1:30 PM, but the incident still caused traffic jam at the toll which apparently stretched for a good 3 kilometres!

The 50 year-old tanker driver suffered minor injuries to his leg, and was taken to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment.

 

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CMCO + RMCO Extension + Changes Until 14 April 2021!

The CMCO and RMCO restrictions have just been extended with some changes until 14 April 2021!

Here is what you need to know about the newly-extended CMCO and RMCO restrictions!

 

CMCO + RMCO Extension + Changes Until 14 April 2021!

On 30 March 2021, MKN announced a further extension of CMCO and RMCO, with some changes :

  • The Kuala Muda district in Kedah will remain under CMCO, but the Kulim district will now be under RMCO.
  • The district of Nabawan in Sabah is no longer under MCO, but now under RMCO together with the rest of the state.

So this is the new list of CMCO and RMCO states and territories :

CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Kelantan
Kedah : Kuala Muda
Negeri Sembilan : Seremban
Sarawak
Perak
Melaka

Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah
Putrajaya
Labuan
Kedah
(except Kuala Muda)
Negeri Sembilan
(except Seremban)

The new CMCO and RMCO extension will be from 1 until 14 April 2021.

Sarawak is special – it will be under CMCO from 30 March until 12 April 2021.

 

CMCO + RMCO : Selected SOP Rules

Here are key SOP rules for CMCO areas.

  • Travel within the CMCO / PKPB area is allowed.
  • Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are considered one zone, and travel between them is allowed.
  • Travel to other CMCO areas, RMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate until 12 midnight.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 midnight. Those on highways can operate 24 hours.
  • Laundry services are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.

Recommended : Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

Here are key SOP rules for RMCO areas.

  • Travel within the RMCO / PKPP area is allowed.
  • Travel to other RMCO areas, CMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate as usual, according to the existing SOP.
  • Petrol stations and laundry services are allowed to open as usual.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed to open as usual.

Recommended : Latest RMCO / PKPP SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

 

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CMCO + RMCO Extension + Changes Until 31 March 2021!

The CMCO and RMCO restrictions have just been extended with some changes until the end of March 2021!

Here is what you need to know about the newly-extended CMCO and RMCO restrictions!

 

CMCO + RMCO Extension + Changes Until 31 March 2021!

On 16 March, MKN announced that Perak and most of Kedah and Negeri Sembilan will be placed under RMCO starting 19 March 2021.

The Kuala Muda and Kulim districts in Kedah will remain under CMCO, as well as Seremban in Negeri Sembilan.

The district of Nabawan in Sabah will be under MCO, but the rest of Sabah will be under RMCO.

So this is the new list of CMCO and RMCO states and territories :

CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Kelantan
Kedah : Kuala Muda + Kulim
Negeri Sembilan : Seremban
Sarawak
Perak
Melaka

Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah (except Nabawan – MCO)
Putrajaya
Labuan
Kedah
(except Kuala Muda + Kulim)
Negeri Sembilan
(except Seremban)

The new CMCO and RMCO extension will be from 19 March until 31 March 2021.

Sarawak is special – it will be under CMCO from 16 March until 29 March 2021.

 

CMCO + RMCO : Selected SOP Rules

Here are key SOP rules for CMCO areas.

  • Travel within the CMCO / PKPB area is allowed.
  • Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are considered one zone, and travel between them is allowed.
  • Travel to other CMCO areas, RMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • Food delivery services are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate until 12 midnight.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to open from 6 AM until 12 midnight. Those on highways can operate 24 hours.
  • Laundry services are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.

Recommended : Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

Here are key SOP rules for RMCO areas.

  • Travel within the RMCO / PKPP area is allowed.
  • Travel to other RMCO areas, CMCO areas, or EMCO areas is FORBIDDEN, except with police permission.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers up to their maximum licensed capacity.
  • All activities and services at all airports and ports are allowed.
  • Public transportation such as public bus, express bus, LRT / MRT / ERL / monorail, ferry, airplanes, taxis / e-hailing vehicles are allowed, according to their licensed capacity.
  • All business / economic / industrial activities are allowed to operate.
  • Supermarkets, shopping malls and retail stores are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant, food stall, cafe, food truck, hawker, street vendor, food court, hawker centre, food kiosk, grocery shop, convenience store are allowed to operate according to existing SOP.
  • Restaurant and cafe are allowed to offer dine-in service (1 metre distance between customers), take-away, delivery or drive-through.
  • Daily market, wholesale market, farmer’s market, night market and late night bazaar are allowed to operate as usual, according to the existing SOP.
  • Petrol stations and laundry services are allowed to open as usual.
  • Spa, reflexology, massage, wellness services, including pedicure and manicure services, are allowed from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • All other business operations offering daily necessities are allowed to open as usual.

Recommended : Latest RMCO / PKPP SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition!

 

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Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition

Here is the latest CMCO / PKPB SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed from 10 March 2021 onwards!

For RMCO / PKPP SOP, please see RMCO / PKPP SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition

 

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

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

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

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

On 9 March, MKN announced that the island of Langkawi would be placed under RMCO starting 10 March 2021.

CMCO / PKPB RMCO / PKPP
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Penang
Johor
Negeri Sembilan
Kedah (except LangkawI)
Perak
Kelantan
Melaka
Pahang
Terengganu
Perlis
Sabah
Putrajaya
Labuan
Langkawi island

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

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

 

Latest CMCO / PKPB SOP : 11 March 2021 Edition

Here is the new, updated MKN SOP on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed in CMCO / PKPB areas from 10 March 2021 onwards :

TRAVEL

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

ACTIVITIES WITHIN CMCO / PKPB AREAS

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

MEDICAL SERVICES

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

HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR BUSINESS PREMISES

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

WORK ACTIVITIES

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

SPORTS + RECREATION

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

INDUSTRIAL + ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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

FISHING, PLANTATION + FARMING

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

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

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

CREATIVE INDUSTRY

  • All events, shows, performances, live music and live band activities in hall, auditorium, art premise, convention centre, studio, stadium and hotel lounge are allowed with audience at 50% of venue capacity.
  • Events are limited to special and licensed locations like convention centres, galleries, trade centres, art premises and other licenced MICE premises.
  • Lounge hotel performance is allowed with audience limited to 50% of venue capacity and physical distancing.
  • The number of management staff, artistes, and crew are limited to 70% of usual capacity.
  • Music, animation, film, drama and documentary production, inside and outside the studio, are allowed.
  • Live television programs, inside or outside a studio, are allowed with audience at 50% of venue capacity and physical distancing.
  • Busking activities at cafeteria, food court, food stores and shopping mall are allowed.
  • Cinemas and drive-in theatres are allowed.

CHILD + SENIOR CARE

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

EDUCATION

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

MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions)

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

TOURISM + CULTURE

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

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

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

CELEBRATIONS

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

NEGATIVE LIST (FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES)

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

 

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

Malaysia just cancelled MCO, and extended CMCO and RMCO restrictions till 18 March 2021!

Here is what you need to know about this new MCO, CMCO and RMCO changes!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CMCO + RMCO Areas : What’s Changed?

Here are some changes or updates to the SOP for CMCO and RMCO areas

  • Inter-district travel is allowed, but interstate travel is still forbidden.
  • KL, Selangor and Putrajaya are considered one zone, but travel to Putrajaya requires police permission.
  • Businesses are allowed to operate from 6 AM to 12 AM in both areas
  • Creative industries are limited to 70% capacity in CMCO areas, 100% in RMCO areas
  • Tourism businesses (including family entertainment, reflexology’s, spas, manicure and pedicure services) allowed at 50% capacity in CMCO areas, depending on physical distancing limitations in RMCO areas.
  • All financial institutions can operate as normal.
  • Farming and construction industries can operate as normal.
  • Social events and government events, weddings, reunions, birthday parties are allowed up to 50% capacity in CMCO areas, and 100% in RMCO areas.

 

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Pfizer Vaccine Arrives Early, Vaccination Starts 24 February!

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

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives Early!

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

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

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

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

Johor

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

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

Penang

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

 

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Begins 24 February 2021!

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

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

Phase 1 : 24 February – April 2021

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

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

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

Phase 2 : April – August 2021

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

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

Phase 3 : May 2021 – February 2022

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel : Forbidden Nationwide

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

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

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

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

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

Apparently daerah in PKP mean ikut Daerah IPD polis.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Travel Restriction : MKN Clarifies Definition Of District!

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

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

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

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

 

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

Penang District List

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

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

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

Kedah District List

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

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

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

Perlis District

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

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

Perak Districts

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bagan Specialist Centre COVID-19 Exposure : Official Statement

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

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

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

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

The Management

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

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

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

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

 

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

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

MCO (Movement Control Order) Areas

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

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Selangor
  • Johor
  • Penang

CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) Areas

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

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

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

RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) Areas

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

 

Extended MCO / CMCO / RMCO : Existing SOP To Continue

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

Here is a quick summary of their key SOPs :

MCO / PKP SOP

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

Recommended : Updated SOP for MCO / PKP 2.0 : What You Need To Know!

CMCO / PKPB SOP

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

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RMCO / PKPP SOP

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

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Hotel Equatorial Penang Closes Its Doors On 31 March 2021

It is the end of the road for Hotel Equatorial Penang, which will close its doors on 31 March 2021.

Find out why the iconic Hotel Equatorial Penang is forced to shut down…

 

Hotel Equatorial Penang Closes Its Doors On 31 March 2021

On 25 January 2021, the Management of Hotel Equatorial Penang announced that they will close down effective 31 March 2021.

In an internal letter to the staff, General Manager Alan H. C. Ong stated that the decision was due to “adverse business conditions caused by COVID-19“.

Despite the huge losses suffered by the hotel, the management of Hotel Equatorial Penang will pay severance benefits to their staff, who will all remain employed until 31 March 2021.

Sadly, Penang is currently under MCO and it is unlikely you will have the opportunity for a last stay at the hotel, as it appears they plan to close the hotel to the public before 31 March 2021.

 

Internal Circular On Closure Of Hotel Equatorial Penang

This was the internal circular that was shared on social media on the closure of Hotel Equatorial Penang :

 

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Malaysia MCO : Nine States + Territories Extended To 4 Feb!

Malaysia just extended the MCO / PKP lockdown for the remaining nine states and federal territories to 4 February 2021!

Here is what you need to know about this new development!

 

Malaysia MCO : Nine States + Territories Extended To 4 February 2021!

On 19 January 2021, Malaysia announced the imposition of the MCO / PKP lockdown of all states and territories across the country, except for Sarawak!

They now aligned the MCO for all those states and territories to 4 February 2021, extending it for these states and federal territories :

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

Starting 12:01 AM on Friday, 22 January 2021, all states and territories in Malaysia will be under MCO / PKP lockdown until 4 February 2021.

 

Malaysia MCO / PKP 2.0 : What’s The SOP?

Here are the SOP for MCO / PKP in Malaysia, as released by the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) in January 2021.

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 are FORBIDDEN

Healthcare

  • Hospitals, clinics, medical labs : 24 hours
  • Pharmacies : 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Veterinary clinics + pet food stores : 6 AM to 8 PM

Shopping

  • Supermarkets are allowed to open
  • Groceries and convenience stores are allowed to open from 6 AM to 8 PM.
  • Laundromats, except self-service laundromats : 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Barber shops and hair saloons are FORBIDDEN.
  • Optical shops and 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.

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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

 

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2021 MCO / CMCO / RMCO : What You Need To Know!

The Prime Minister of Malaysia just announced the imposition of MCO, CMCO and RMCO and travel restrictions across the country!

Here is what you need to know about the states and territories that are under MCO, CMCO and RMCO!

 

Movement Control Order (MCO / PKP) Areas

With daily highs in COVID-19 cases, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the imposition of the much stricter MCO / PKP lockdown of these states and territories.

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

This MCO / PKP 2.0 lockdown will start from 12:01 AM on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 and tentatively end on 26 January 2021.

 

Conditional MCO (CMCO / PKP-B) Areas

The Prime Minister of Malaysia also announced the imposition of CMCO / PKPB restrictions in these states and territories.

  • Kedah
  • Perak
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Kelantan
  • Terengganu
  • Pahang

This CMCO / PKPB 2.0 restrictions will start from 12:01 AM on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 and tentatively end on 26 January 2021.

 

Recovery MCO (RMCO / PKP-P) Areas

The Prime Minister of Malaysia also announced the imposition of RMCO / PKPP restrictions in these states and territories.

  • Sarawak
  • Perlis

This RMCO / PKPP restrictions will start from 12:01 AM on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 and tentatively end on 26 January 2021.

 

Interstate + Inter-District Travel Restrictions

Interstate travel is FORBIDDEN for all states and territories across the country.

Interdistrict travel is permitted for CMCO (PKPB) and RMCO (PKPP) areas, but FORBIDDEN for MCO (PKP) areas.

 

MCO / PKP 2.0 SOP : A Quick Summary

For a more detailed list of the new MCO (Movement Control Order) / PKP (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan) 2.0 SOP, please click here.

For Conditional and Recovery MCO SOP, please check out the December 2020 versions while the latest versions are being prepared :

Those who break these rules may be subject to a maximum compound of RM1,000 per offence.

But here is a quick summary of what the Prime Minister announced earlier today :

FORBIDDEN

  • Mass social activities like weddings, conferences, parades, religious gatherings like Thaipusam, meetings, seminars, courses and group sports are FORBIDDEN.
  • Interstate and inter-district travel is FORBIDDEN.
  • Travel beyond 10 km from your household is FORBIDDEN.

ALLOWED

  • 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.
  • Eateries and hawker stalls are allowed to operate, but only for takeaway.
  • Food delivery services are allowed.
  • Two (2) persons are allowed to leave each household, in the same vehicle, to purchase food and other necessities, up to a distance of 10 km. However, everyone must wear face masks, maintain physical distance and practice good hand hygiene.
  • Supermarkets, health services including clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies are allowed to operate.
  • 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.
  • Kindergartens registered with MOE are allowed to continue operating.
  • Up to 5 committee members may manage mosques and other religious houses of worship.
  • Outdoor leisure activity is allowed, but limited to family members and only two (2) persons if jogging, and one (1) person if cycling. You should also maintain a physical distance of 2 meters from other people.

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2021 MCO / PKP Of 6 States : Not True… For Now

Is the Malaysian government going to announce MCO / PKP in six states?

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

Updated @ 2021-01-08 : Added the details of PM’s announcement on 11 January 2021

 

Claim : 2021 MCO / PKP Of 6 States Next Week

A document showing the Malaysian government preparing for the reinstatement of MCO / PKP in six states has gone viral.

Specifically, the key part which states, “DECISION : The meeting agreed that MCO (PKP) be implemented in 6 states, that are Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Melaka, Johor and Sabah, for a period of 2 weeks which will be extended if there is a need“.

It also states that, “The meeting agrees to give the AGC (Attorney General Chambers) a week to prepare the legal provisions to implement MCO (PKP).

Finally, the document also states that, “Mind conditioning should precede the announcement by the Minister of Defence and DG Health on the implementation of MCO (PKP) to assuage the concerns of the citizens.

 

2021 MCO / PKP Of 6 States : Not True… For Now

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) quickly shut down the viral document as FAKE. But that may not be fake for very long…

Fact #1 : MKN Only Disputed On A Small Part Of The Document

Did you notice how MKN deliberately mosaiced the rest of the document? They never did this for their previous debunking of fake news.

It appears that MKN is only disputing a very small part of the document, specifically “Decision : The meeting agreed for MCO (PKP) to be implemented”.

It is possible that MKN is waiting for the AGC to come up with the legal provisions, before making a final decision.

Fact #2 : MOH Requested For MCO Several Times

From our recollection, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) earlier stated at least three times that they requested for the implementation of MCO / PKP, but it was rejected by the government.

So it would not be surprising if they are requesting for the implementation of MCO again, now that the hospitals are full of COVID-19 patients.

Fact #3 : MOH Will Propose New Strategies To MKN

On 6 January 2021, the MOH stated that they are studying new strategies to MKN after persistent large increases in COVID-19 cases due to the reopening of interstate travel.

We would not be surprised if one of those strategies will include the implementation of MCO for “red states”.

Fact #4 : The Decision Will Be Announced On 11 January 2021

The Prime Minister of Malaysia will announce the government’s decision on what stricter measures to take on Monday, 11 January 2021.

 

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Jabil Circuit Penang : Closed After 21 COVID-19 Cases!

Plant 1 of Jabil Circuit Penang was shut down until 7 January 2021 after 21 employees tested positive for COVID-19 in a screening test!

 

Jabil Circuit Penang : 21 Employees Positive For COVID-19!

On 29 December 2020, Plant 1 at Jabil Circuit Penang was shut down by the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) after 21 employees there tested positive for COVID-19.

They were part of over 2,000 Jabil Circuit Penang employees who underwent screening tests from 18 to 25 November 2020.

Only Plant 1 was shut down, with Jabil Circuit Penang’s other sites remaining operational.

The notice posted outside Plant 1 of Jabil Circuit Penang stated that KKM closed it down from 3 PM on 29 December 2020, until 7 January 2021.

Their statement released today said, “Jabil is complying with all the necessary precautionary measures and working closely with the MOH, local government officials and local health authorities to follow protocol.

 

Jabil Circuit Penang 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 employees.

If you happened to be in close contact with the affected Jabil Circuit Penang 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 a deep cleaning operation will definitely clear 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.

 

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CMCO Extended For 6 States / Territories, And Ends For 3!

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) just announced that CMCO will be extended in 6 states / territories, and will end for 3 other states / territories.

Here is the list of states and territories where CMCO is extended, and where they will end!

 

Areas Where CMCO Is Extended To 14 January 2021

With daily highs in COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) announced another extension of the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of these states and territories.

This extended CMCO / PKPB lockdown will now end on 14 January 2021.

 

Areas Where CMCO Will End On 28 December 2020

On the other hand, the situation has improved in these areas, and their CMCO / PKPB lockdown will end on 28 December 2020.

 

Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : Latest 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.

For more details, please see Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : New December 2020 SOP!

 

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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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CMCO Extended For 7 States / Territories, And Ends For 4!

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) just announced that CMCO will be extended in 7 states / territories, and will end for 4 other states / territories.

Here is the list of states and territories where CMCO is extended, and where they will end!

 

Areas Where CMCO Is Extended To 31 December 2020

With daily highs in COVID-19 cases, the Malaysian National Security Council (MKN) announced another extension of the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of these states and territories.

This extended CMCO / PKPB lockdown will start at 12:01 AM on 21 December 2020 and end on 31 December 2020.

 

Areas Where CMCO Will End On 20 December 2020

On the other hand, the situation has improved in these areas, and their CMCO / PKPB lockdown will end on 20 December 2020.

  • Kulim district, Kedah
  • Changkat Jong in Perak
  • Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu, Kusial, Tanah Merah in Kelantan
  • Kota Tinggi in Johor

 

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.

For more details, please see Peninsular Malaysia CMCO : New December 2020 SOP!

 

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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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Penang CMCO Ends 6 December, Except For 2 Precincts!

The CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Penang will end on 6 December 2020, except for 2 precincts – Mukim 12 and Mukim 13!

 

Penang : CMCO Ends On 6 December,  Except For 2 Precincts!

The Malaysian National Security Council just announced that the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Penang will end as scheduled on 6 December 2020, except for 2 precincts.

Only the CMCO / PKPB lockdown of Mukim 12 (of the Southwest District) and Mukim 13 (of the Northeast District) will be extended for another 2 weeks, and end on 20 December 2020.

Mukim 12 areas of the Southwest Penang district that will still be under CMCO / PKPB are :

  • Desa Ria, FTZ3, FTZ4, Batu Maung, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas (including Free Industrial Zone), Sungai Ara, Sungai Nibong, and Queensbay area.

Mukim 13 of the Northeast Penang district that will still be under CMCO / PKPB are :

  • Kampung Melayu, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, Relau, Paya Terubong, Bukit Jambul Complex, Lip Sin Garden, Bayan Mutiara, Sungai Dua, Taman Bukit Gambi, Kampung Sungai Gelugor, Batu Uban, Pulau Jerejak, and a part of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

 

Extended Penang CMCO / PKPB : Some Changes To SOP

The Malaysia National Security Council just announced some changes to the SOP :

  • Interstate travel is now allowed (except in EMCO areas), with no roadblocks at state borders
  • There is no more limit on the number of passengers in a vehicle.

Other than that, the previous SOP should apply :

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All seminars, workshops, courses, training, conferences, lectures and MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) are forbidden.
  • All domestic tourism activities that cross into or out of the CMCO areas are forbidden.

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 hotspots, 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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Sony PG Tec Facility Will Close By September 2021!

Sony has decided to close their PG Tec factory, which manufactures audio products like WH-1000XM3 headphones!

Find out what’s going on, and what this means for their 3,400 employees and Sony fans!

 

Sony PG Tec Facility Will Close By September 2021!

Sony has decided to close their PG Tec manufacturing facility, which spans a land area of 172,000 m², with a total built-up area of 95,000 m².

Based in the Prai Industrial Zone, the Sony PG Tec facility produces audio products like the WH-1000XM3 and WP-SP900 headphones, wireless speakers, home theatre systems and Blu-ray players.

It is also the home of a local Sony R&D team that designed the Sony MHC-V81D sound system, amongst other audio products.

 

Penang Gov Confirms That Sony Will Close PG Tec Facility

Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim, the Penang Trade, Industry and Entrepreneur Development Exco, confirmed the decision, stating that the Penang state government will hold a press conference to address the matter.

According to him, the decision to close this high-tech manufacturing facility was due to “internal restructuring due to fierce market competition”.

The 3,400 or so employees at the Sony PG Tec facility will be offered a severance plan, or relocation to the Sony EMCS factory in Bangi, Selangor.

Some 1,800 employees are local, while another 1,600 are foreigners.

The Sony EMCS PG Tec facility is still operating at the moment, and will close in stages, fully ceasing operation in September 2021.

 

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Fact Check : PKPD In Malaysia Extended To 3 January 2021?

The viral infographic claiming that the PKPD for eight states and federal territories in Malaysia was just extended to 3 January 2021 is FALSE.

Take a look at what just went viral on social media, and why it is just fake news!

 

Claim : PKPD in Malaysia Extended To 3 January 2021?

This was the infographic that went viral on social media today, 3 December 2020. We added the FALSE overlay to prevent further abuse.

It claimed that the PKPD (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Diperketatkan) or EMCO (Enhanced Movement Control Order) for these eight states and federal territories in Malaysia was just extended to 3 January 2021.

  • Selangor
  • Sabah
  • Labuan
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Putrajaya
  • Perak
  • Terengganu
  • Pulau Pinang

 

PKPD In Malaysia Extended To 3 January 2021 : FAKE NEWS!

That infographic is fake and was edited from previous infographics released by the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN).

For the Doubting Thomases of the world who always ask, “How you know?”, here are the facts why…

Fact #1 : There Is No PKPD / EMCO Of Any State In Malaysia

There is no PKPD or EMCO covering an entire state or federal territory in Malaysia.

Only PKPB (Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat) or CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) exists for these seven states or federal territories :

  • North : Penang, Perak
  • East : Terengganu, Kelantan
  • Central : Selangor, Kuala Lumpur
  • South : Negeri Sembilan

Fact #2 : Labuan Is A Federal Territory

Labuan is always listed as WP Labuan in government infographics, because it is a federal territory, like Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

Fact #3 : The Government Has Debunked It As Fake

The Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) has just publicly debunked the infographic as fake (with our English translation).

INI ADALAH PALSU!! Tak pasti jangan kongsi.

THIS IS FALSE!! Don’t share if not sure.

 

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Fact Check : Tsunami Waves Hit Second Penang Bridge?

Did giant tsunami waves hit the second Penang bridge – the Sultan Abdul Muadzam Shah Bridge? Find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Tsunami Waves Hit Second Penang Bridge At 6PM Yesterday!

A video claiming to show the Second Penang Bridge getting hit by giant tsunami waves, is going viral on social media.

Dramatically, a person appeared to be swept away by a giant wave, and a motorcyclist quickly fled another giant wave! Here is a video mash-up of two examples we found so far…

 

Did Tsunami Waves Hit Second Penang Bridge? Nope!

This is yet another example of fake news spreading like COVID-19 on social media.

The video is genuine, but it does NOT show giant tsunami waves hitting the Second Penang Bridge.

Fact #1 : This Bridge Is Too Small To Be Second Penang Bridge

In the main span, the Second Penang Bridge has a height clearance of 30 metres for ships to pass under. The bulk of the bridge has a much lower 6 metre clearance.

The Second Penang Bridge is also very wide – between 150 and 250 metres, with 4 car lanes and 2 motorcycle lanes.

The bridge in the video appears to be much shorter, with a 4 metre clearance; and much narrower with just 2 lanes.

Fact #2 : No Report Of Any Tsunami Affecting Penang

There has been no earthquakes nearby, or reports of any tsunami affecting Penang.

The waves appear to be approximately 12-15 metres high, and would have been big news. Yet there is no mention of it in the mainstream media? Very sus, no?

Fact #3 : This Is An Old Video

This video went viral earlier in July 2020, when it was posted as evidence of a tsunami hitting a bridge in Alaska after an earthquake there. However, that was false as well.

The earliest we could find was a December 2017 tweet by a CNBC-AWAAZ anchor, Deepali Rana, who claimed that it was a video of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. That is also false!

Fact #4 : The Video Was Recorded On Minicoy Island

The video was recorded on 23 August 2017, showing giant waves hitting the Eastern Jetty at Minicoy Island (Maliku), in Lakshadweep, India.

Here is a picture of the Eastern Embarkation Jetty, with a surfer for size comparison.

 

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Fact Check : Old Robber Targeting Motorists In Penang?

Is an old robber with a hidden knife targeting kind-hearted motorists in Penang? Here was what a motorist recently claim, and what really happened…

 

Old Robber Targeting Kind-Hearted Motorists In Penang?

A training consultant in Penang went viral a few days ago after he claimed that an old robber with a hidden knife almost robbed him.

According to his viral Facebook post, he spotted an old man slowly limping under the hot sun. Feeling sorry for him, he made a U-turn and offered him a ride.

But when he opened the back passenger door for the old man, he claimed that “God showed [him] the signs of warning” – reflections off a shiny object that he identified as a BLADE that was hidden in his long sleeves.

He quickly jumped into the driver’s seat, and sped off “like one of the Fast & Furious movies“, just as the man was reaching for the car handle.

Needless to say, he thanked God for saving him from “being robbed or stabbed for cash“, and urged people not to stop to help anyone walking along the road.

His Facebook post went viral, being shared more than 10,000 times. Unfortunately, that was NOT what really happened.

 

Old Robber With A Knife? More Like Old Man With A Watch…

Word eventually reached the family of the man who was accused of almost robbing the motorist at knifepoint, and a family member went online to debunk his viral claims.

The old man was no robber. He was just an old man with dementia, who was being treated at the Penang General Hospital.

While the motorist claimed to have actually seen a blade, the man was really just wearing a watch.

His family is understandably livid about the false claims, but it is likely to be a simple misunderstanding.

We should give the motorist credit for trying to be a Good Samaritan – he did not need to make a U-turn to offer the old man a ride.

That said, he jumped to conclusions, and caused this misunderstanding to go viral.

Perhaps his religious convictions taught him to see signs where there are none, or claim divine providence where none existed.

Or perhaps he just wanted to warn fellow motorists to be careful about a potential new tactic by desperate robbers.

He has since removed his post and apologised for it.

In any case, let this be a lesson to all of us – do NOT blindly trust everything you read on social media. We often see only one side of the story.

 

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Fact Check : Communist Revolution Monument In Penang!

Pictures of a Chinese Communist Revolution Monument in Penang are going viral.

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

 

Claim : Communist Monument In Penang Was Approved By DAP

This is the claim being shared on Facebook and social media, with our English translation :

Do You Know?

In Penang, there is a World War II memorial called the Revolution Memorial.

But it’s full of Chinese letters and the figures are all dressed as Communists.

There is absolutely no information in English or Bahasa Melayu, much less Tamil.

When people say it’s racist, [you get] angry

This monument was built as soon as DAP took over Penang from Gerakan.

 

Note : To avoid further abuse, we overlaid it with a MISLEADING warning.

Here is a selection of comments that were posted with that misleading picture, showing how it instigates hate and racial tensions :

D4Pi siap buat tugu komunis di PPinang selepas mereka berkuasa.

DAP made this Communist monument in Penang after they gained power.

Roboh kan semuanya,, pulau Pinang ialah tanah Melayu,,jgn lupa tu,, DAP memang haprak

Demolish it all. Penang is Malay soil. Don’t forget that. DAP is useless.

Say no to komunis DAP

Puak2 pengkhianat DAP..musoh melayu..musoh islam..

DAP are traitors, enemies of the Malays, enemies of Islam.

Robohkan Tugu peringatan pembunuh anak anak peribumi Melayu. kenapa di iarkan sebegitu rupa di mana anguta dan bekas angguta keselamatan kita boleh biarkan sebegitu rupa…Letupkan !

Destroy the memorial of the killers of Malay natives. Why is it being left like that? How can our security forces let this be? Blow it up!

 

Communist Revolution Monument In Penang : The Truth

The short version is this – the monument in the pictures exist, but the claims about it in the post above are all FALSE.

We would like to warn everyone to be careful of political fake news being shared to incite hatred and racial tensions.

Fact #1 : That Is The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial

The monument in the picture is the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park, also known as the Air Itam War Memorial Park.

It is NOT a Chinese Communist Revolution Monument.

There are two key monuments at this memorial park :

  • a bronze-coloured army supply truck being pushed by three men – memorialising the Nanyang transport volunteers from Malaya, who helped deliver supplies to China when they were blocked by the Japanese.
  • a 45-foot tall white obelisk that commemorates the Marco Polo Incident, that kicked off the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.

The ashes of some 800 incomplete skeletons of Penang Chinese residents who died under Japanese occupation, and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died, are also buried under the obelisk.

Fact #2 : It Was Built In 1946 And Opened In 1951

Construction on the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park started in 1946, and it was officially opened in 1951.

DAP was only formed on 11 October 1965, so the claim that it was built when DAP gained power in Penang is false.

Because the People’s Republic of China was only established in 1949, the claim that this is a communist revolution monument is idiotic.

It is also extremely stupid to claim that the figures were dressed as Chinese Communists, because Communist China didn’t exist when the monument was being built!

Fact #3 : It Was Built By Private Funding

The original Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park was funded entirely by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based private fundraising organisation.

It was officially opened at 11 AM on 11 November 1951 by Penang Chinese tycoon and philanthropist, Lim Lean Teng, who was the supervisory chairman of the organisation.

After the Penang China Relief Fund was dissolved in 1952, the Kong Min School was entrusted to maintain the memorial with an annual budget of $5,000, and an annual memorial service.

Fact #4 : It Was Upgraded For Its 60th Anniversary

The Board of Trustees of the Kong Min School decided to repair and upgrade the memorial to coincide with its 60th anniversary.

The RM 400,000 project also added a 60 foot-long wall relief showing Malayan transport volunteers on the Burma-China road, and a peace column with flying doves.

On top of private donations by various organisations and individuals, the Penang state government also chipped in.

When it was opened at precisely 11:11 AM on 11 November 2016 by Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, politicians from both sides of the political divide attended the launch.

Therefore, the claim that no one knew about it, or that it was only something DAP would do, is categorically FALSE.

Photo Credit : The Sun Daily

Fact #5 : There Is Information In FOUR Languages

The memorial park has information in four languages – English, Bahasa Melayu, Chinese and Japanese.

Here is the information panel in English and Bahasa Melayu, proving that the claim there is no information in both languages are FALSE.

 

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Facebook Terragraph Hits 1.7 Gbps In First Asian Trial!

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Facebook announced that they will introduce their Terragraph millimetre-wave wireless technology in two cities – Budapest and Kuala Lumpur.

But guess what – Facebook and YTL Communications just launched Asia’s first large scale Terragraph trial in Penang! They also demonstrated transfer speeds of over 1.7 Gbps!

Here is our comprehensive look at the first large-scale Asian trial of Terragraph, and its first performance demonstration!

 

What Is Facebook Terragraph?

Terragraph is a 60 GHz, multi-node wireless system designed to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

More importantly, it’s cheap to implement and is unobtrusive. Look at how the Terragraph nodes blend into  the landscape in the historic UNESCO Heritage Area in George Town, Penang.

For a more detailed look at the technology behind Terragraph, take a look at our special – Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

 

The Facebook Terragraph Trial In Penang

YTL Communications and Facebook officially trial launched Terragraph in Penang on 18 February 2019, with the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo in attendance.

This new wireless technology is particularly useful for a sensitive area like UNESCO heritage sites, like historic George Town with its invaluable collection of well-preserved pre-war buildings. The laying of fibre-optic cables would be prohibitively expensive or even impossible.

YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee and Deputy CEO Jacob Yeoh revealed to us that it only took their team a day to install the two dozen Terragraph nodes for the launch, and that about 60 of these nodes will be up by 1 March 2019.

That’s when the system goes online, and both tourists and residents in the area will have access to fast and FREE Public WiFi and Fixed Wireless Access for the next 6 months.

This 6-month long market pilot project represents a significant investment by YTL Communications and Facebook. By April 2019, they will install about 200 of these nodes across a quarter of George Town.

This large-scale trial will help them identify the problems this millimetre-wave wireless system may have in a tropical environment. Rain fade is especially a concern, and so is the high ambient temperature.

At the end of this trial, YTL Communications will seek approval from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for the licence to roll-out Terragraph commercially.

 

Facebook Terragraph Hits 1.7 Gbps!

At the end of the launch event, YTL Communications and Facebook demonstrated that it can deliver a download speed in excess of 1.3 Gbps, with an upload speed of over 1.7 Gbps. The ping time was a low 13 ms.

That is almost 45X faster than the future minimum broadband standard (as revealed by Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo). In fact, at those speeds, you can download a 40 GB Blu-ray movie in just 4 minutes, or upload it in just over 3 minutes!

For a more detailed look at the technology behind Terragraph, take a look at our special – Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

 

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Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

Facebook first announced Terragraph in 2016, introducing it in downtown San Jose. They have now launched two worldwide trials – in Hungary and Malaysia, delivering low-cost gigabit broadband wirelessly.

Here is everything you need to know about the Terragraph wireless technology, and why it matters!

 

What Is Terragraph?

Terragraph is a millimetre-wave wireless technology that uses the 60 GHz spectrum to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

Designed to provide high-speed street level coverage, every Terragraph node has a highly-directional phase array antenna that is steerable. The 60 GHz signal has a limited range, so the nodes are placed at 200 to 250 meter intervals.

Coupled with its steerable antennas, having multiple nodes in an area allow the network to route and steer around interference typically found in dense urban environments. It also has a mesh network design, which allows it to automatically deliver data using the most efficient route.

The Terragraph technology is attractive to city planners because the unique signal-absorbing nature of the 60 GHz band limits interference to other wireless systems. It is also cheap to implement because it uses off-the-shelf WiGig components, and the 60 GHz spectrum is unlicensed.

Another advantage is the unobtrusive nature of its nodes – they are small and can be installed on existing lighting and traffic light poles. This greatly eases installation, and lowers costs, while multiple nodes to be installed without affecting the landscape.

 

How Is Terragraph Superior?

Terragraph isn’t exactly a “superior” solution that will replace all other infrastructure. Instead, it’s designed to make it easier to deliver gigabit broadband in dense urban areas.

It is cheaper and offers more bandwidth than cellular data networks. And while optical fibre networks can be faster, they are more expensive and more difficult (and thus slower) to deploy.

 

Terragraph Core Benefits

Terragraph promises to deliver these core benefits over alternative network solutions :

Unlimited Spectrum – It uses the V-band spectrum at 60 GHz, which allows wireless transfers at multi-gigabit speeds.

Lower Cost – When combined with existing fibre infrastructure, it offers a lower-cost solution for Fixed Wireless Access.

Faster Time To Market – It is faster to deploy than any wired service, because it does not require securing costly Right of Way permissions.

Seamless Deployment – Unlike cell towers, Terragraph nodes are very small and discreet. They can be mounted onto existing street furniture and poles, or even buildings.

Ubiquitous Coverage – It can extend the existing fibre network wirelessly throughout a city, and uniformly deliver gigabit speeds in difficult-to-reach neighbourhoods.

 

How Fast Is Terragraph?

At the Penang trial launch, YTL Communications and Facebook demonstrated that it can deliver a download speed in excess of 1.3 Gbps, with an upload speed of over 1.7 Gbps. The ping time was a low 13 ms.

That is almost 45X faster than the future minimum broadband standard (as revealed by Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo). In fact, at those speeds, you can download a 40 GB Blu-ray movie in just 4 minutes, or upload it in just over 3 minutes!

 

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Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Penang

Penang, 21 August 2016 – Popular female artist Min Chen joined OPPO on its Selfie Expert F1s first sale roadshow in Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang. Min Chen’s appearance in Penang, one of the world’s most renowned top 10 Selfie Cities has attracted many fans, boosting the sales for F1s.

 

Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Sunway Carnival Penang

Since 10th August 2016, the launch of the Selfie Expert phone, OPPO F1s has accumulated more than 6,000 units less than a week time. The OPPO F1s Celebrities Squad (consists of Nora Danish, Ayda Jebat, Min Chen and JC Chee) has helped attracting many fans to pre-order the F1s, on top of the striking selling points of the phone itself.

As one of OPPO’s Selfie Icon, Min Chen attended OPPO’s Penang roadshow to meet and greet with OPPO fans, and further to act as ‘OPPO’s Shop Manager’ to introduce and demonstrated many great front camera functions and Beautify Mode 4.0 that come in useful for her daily life. Besides, Min Chen’s performance on her new song attracted the many crowds.

“I feel honoured to represent OPPO F1s as Selfie Icon in Malaysia. With F1s, I can take selfie anytime and anywhere, I can even take a clear and beautiful selfie in a low lighting situation with the help of ‘Screen Flash’ function,” said Min Chen.

She recommended OPPO F1s to those who love to take selfie because with F1s’ 16MP front-facing camera, it is not only a very powerful device to take a beautiful selfie, it is also a hassle free user experience with the ready built Beautify 4.0 that allows users to easily selects the Beautifying functions. Now selfie lovers can always ensure that their photos are looking naturally beautiful and clear.

“Min Chen has close to 1 million followers on social media platform (Instagram and Facebook). Her youthful and energetic qualities is a nice fit with our brand personalities and this is why OPPO has invited her to be on board as one of our Selfie Icon,” said Chen Lu, Brand Manager of OPPO Malaysia.

“OPPO F1s is performing very well with its pre-order so I am very confident in terms of its actual sales starting from today. I believe users feel confidence with our camera phone. Besides Kuala Lumpur, the reason why we focus on Penang for our first sales roadshow is because of Penang ranked as top 10 Selfie Cities in the world by Time Online. We would like to introduce our F1s Selfie Expert to more users who like to selfie and take photo in Penang. The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert is thoughtfully designed to ensure users to have the best perfect selfie experience ever,” Chen Lu explained.

Carrying the name of Selfie Expert with 16MP front-facing camera, OPPO F1s was being officially launched on 10th August 2016 to bring superb selfie camera experience to more selfie lovers. The camera includes other selfie-centric features and functions such as Beautify 4.0, Various Filters, Palm Shutter, Voice Shutter and more. The company’s latest selfie-centric F1s is selling at the price of RM 1,198.

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