This alert follows our earlier client alerts on (i) the Restriction of Movement Order dated 17 March 2020 and on (ii) the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulation 2020 (the Regulations) dated 19 March 2020. On 25 March 2020, the Malaysian Prime Minister has (Media Statement) and several ministries have provided further clarification on the impact of the Restriction of Movement Order (Order), including:
(a) Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) on matters relating to inter-state movement and immigration related clarifications;
(b) Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) relating to export and import permits;
(c) Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) relating to applications by manufacturing companies for approval to operate during the period of the Order ("Control Period"); and
(d) Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) in respect of the lack of restrictions on supply chain, food sale and e-commerce activities during the Control Period.