The CMCO No. 2 Regulations
The CMCO Regulations No. 2 replace the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (Conditional Movement Control) Regulations 2021 (as amended from time to time) (‘CMCO Regulations
’). The CMCO No. 2 Regulations are, in essence, identical to the CMCO Regulations save that the CMCO No. 2 Regulations now apply to the state of Sarawak except for the Division of Sibu (which is under a movement control order) from 22 January 2021 to 31 January 2021.
The RMCO Revocation Regulations
The RMCO Revocation Regulations revoke the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (Recovery Movement Control) Regulations 2021 (as amended from time to time) (‘RMCO Regulations
’). There are currently no states, districts or territories in Malaysia that are under a recovery movement control order.
With the extension of the movement control order and the conditional movement control order across Malaysia, it is evident, and expectedly so, that the current Covid-19 situation in Malaysia is not yet under control. As one can infer from all the movement control regulations that have come into force thus far, the prohibitions and restrictions are mostly targeted towards curbing social and communal activities, whilst allowing the country’s economy to remain operational and efficient.
The Malaysian Government would need to strive for a difficult and delicate balance between containing the current Covid-19 situation, and at the same time making sure that the impact on Malaysia’s economic productivity due to any measures announced by the Malaysian Government is minimised.
Our Alerts on the MCO Regulations, the CMCO Regulations and the RMCO Regulations are available here
Alert prepared by Tan Wei Liang (Associate) and Tai Kean Lynn (Associate) of Skrine.