Covid-19: Effects of Extension of Conditional Movement Control Order on Court Proceedings in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya *Update*

On 26 October 2020, the Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (‘CMCO’) enforced in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be extended for another two weeks from 27 October 2020 to 9 November 2020 to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In view of the extension of CMCO, the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court has issued a media statement on 27 October 2020 stating that the “Guide to Handling Cases in Courts Throughout Malaysia Following the Movement Control Order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967 issued by the Chief Registrar’s Office on 17 March 2020 and the Notification of Online Cases During the Movement Control Order 2020” issued by the Chief Registrar’s Office on 17 and 26 March 2020 dan 24 April 2020 will continue to apply to courts in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until 9 November 2020.
We have earlier set out a summary of the guidelines in our e-alert issued on 16 October 2020 which can be accessed here.
Alert prepared by Karen Tan (Associate) of Skrine.