What You Can and Can’t Do During The Conditional MCO

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has recently announced the extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 9 June 2020. While various economic and social activities have been allowed, there is a strict standard operating procedure (SOP) to follow. Read more to find out what you can and can’t do during this CMCO period.

Restaurant Dining

Restaurants, food courts, hawker centres, food stalls, and food trucks are allowed to operate. You can dine at restaurants with the requirement of leaving your name, telephone number, time and date of your visit. The total number of visitors should not exceed 20 people at a time.

Private and Public Transport Rules

Privately-owned vehicles can carry four persons (including the driver) staying in the same house, at one time. Public transport is limited to half of its maximum capacity. Meanwhile, taxi and e-hailing car services are allowed only two passengers per ride.

Interstate Travel

Interstate travel is still prohibited except for work purposes and meeting family members in different states with permission from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). Returning to hometowns for Hari Raya Aidilfitri is also still prohibited.

Social, Community and Cultural Events

Large gatherings for social, community and cultural events such as iftar, performances, and assemblies are still prohibited.

Hari Raya Celebration

Visiting relatives residing in the same state for the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri is allowed. The gathering should not exceed 20 people at a time but is also subject to the size of the house to ensure social distancing is viable.

Religious Activities

Several states including Perlis, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Federal Territories have allowed the resuming of congregational prayers (Friday, tarawih and Aidilfitri prayers). Federal Territories permit a maximum of 30 persons at a time while other states only allow a maximum of 12 persons. As the rules vary, check with your local authorities for more information.

Sports And Recreational Activities

Outdoor sports activities in groups of 10 people and less with zero physical contact such as jogging, cycling, and badminton are allowed. Audiences are not permitted. Sporting events that include large gatherings such as football and rugby, as well as indoor sports, are not allowed.

Movement Within Klang Valley (KL, Putrajaya, Selangor)

You can now commute between Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor without a permit from the police.

Other Prohibited Activities

  • Business and activities in barbershops, hair salons, pubs, and casinos
  • Activities at centralised labour quarters, employee hostels and dorms
  • Installation and maintenance of machinery such as lifts, escalators, boiler or tower cranes at construction sites
  • Trying on fashion accessories, apparel and/or cosmetic testers in stores
  • Filming movies, dramas, documentaries and advertisements
  • Activities in tourism services and services at accommodation premises falling under the Tourism Industry Act including cruise ships
  • Theoretical and practical examinations for shot-firer for mining and quarrying industries
  • Certification for Agri commodities
  • Sales and marketing of financial services industry and banking in public places (off business premises)
  • Commercial activities involving sales and marketing in public areas (off business premises)
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Please be informed that the SOP is subject to daily change, so please follow up with your local authorities and official announcements for further confirmation. The penalty for breaching the CMCO is a maximum fine of RM1,000, jail term of six months, or both.


(Source: Malay Mail; Daily Express; NST (1) (2) (3); The Borneo Post; The Star (1) (2); The Sun Daily (1) (2))

Featured Image: Asia Times

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