Travel allowed between districts but not interstate

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Kuala Lumpur and six states will be under a conditional MCO from Friday until March 18. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, March 2, 2021.

TRAVEL between districts is allowed but interstate movement remains barred in Malaysia except for Sabah when the movement control order (MCO) is lifted on Friday, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

“Following advice from the Health Ministry, we have agreed to allow inter-district travel. But the public cannot travel interstate. We have not agreed on that yet,” he said in a press conference today.

Seven states and a federal territory will be under a conditional MCO from Friday until March 18. They are Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Penang, Kedah, Perak and Kelantan. 

The rest of the country will be under a recovery MCO.

In a statement released after his press conference, Ismail Sabri clarified that travel between Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are allowed under the CMCO, as both, together with Putrajaya, are considered a single zone.

He added however, that travelling to Putrajaya from either Selangor or Kuala Lumpur are still forbidden.

“From Selangor to Kuala Lumpur or vice versa is okay but not to Putrajaya because Putrajaya is now under the recovery MCO (while Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will be under CMCO).

“This is to keep Putrajaya safe. Those who wish to enter Putrajaya may need police approval,” said Ismail Sabri. – March 2, 2021.

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