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Shopping Malls Can Operate During MCO 2.0

Shopping malls, hypermarkets and departmental stores are allowed to operate during the two-week Movement Control Order (MCO) period now enforced in five states and Federal Territories.

Other trade and distribution activities allowed are pharmacies, convenience stores, mini marts, laundrettes except self-service laundromats, restaurants, furniture stores, gold shops, electrical goods and electronics stores, book stores, hardware shops, pet shops, workshops, car sales centres and petrol stations.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi in a statement today said companies that were allowed to operate during the MCO must obtain a registration verification confirmation letter.

"Companies involved in trade distribution activities including retail, wholesale and distribution need to apply for a registration verification confirmation letter at the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) under the International Trade and Industry Ministry.

Trade and distribution companies that have yet to register with CIMS can do so at and the registration verification confirmation letter can be downloaded after registration.

For further information, industry players and member of the public can contact the trade distribution and services industry secretariat at 03-8882 5881/5903 or email

Residents in MCO states are however barred from inter-state and inter-district travel. They are limited to a travel distance of within 10km radius from their homes, only for purchasing necessities.

Do note that, employees in the manufacturing sector must present documents issued by both their employer and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) at police roadblocks when commuting during the movement control order (MCO).

Source : NST


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