MCO 2.0: Economic sectors allowed to operate by MITI

Royal Malaysian Police officers at the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) quarantine facility; image by MIFAS/Shutterstock

Kuala Lumpur, 14 January 2021 – The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has released the full list of companies in Selangor, the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan), Johor, Penang, Sabah and Melaka that can operate during the MCO 2.0, which started from 13 January and will continue until 26 January 2021.

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that the government has decided to allow five economic sectors to continue operating during the MCO 2.0 period in the six states because they are essential to Malaysia’s economy and contribute to a majority of the country’s GDP.

Construction is among the economic sectors that are allowed to operate. The scope includes critical maintenance and repair work, major public infrastructure construction works and construction workers’ accommodation buildings.

Supply chain and distribution will also be allowed to continue operation, including warehousing and logistics; food and beverages; and retail, and so will the business and service sectors such as financial services, municipal and government services, telecommunication, utilities and hotels.

Among the manufacturers to remain operational are the aerospace sector (maintenance, repair, overhaul), automotive services (repair and maintenance); food, beverages and their supply chain; packaging and printing; as well as household products and personal care items.

Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, “The government’s decision to allow five essential economic sectors [to continue to operate] is to ensure the country’s economic recovery process and business sustainability, avoid high unemployment rates among Malaysians, and to ensure that people continue to gain access to basic and critical necessities, throughout the MCO period.”

– Construction+ Online

Source: MITI