Sunday, November 28

No daily commute for Malaysians working in neighbouring countries – NSC

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians working in neighbouring countries are not allowed to make the daily commute to their workplace, said the National Security Council (NSC) today.

It said the ban was effective from March 18 to 31.

The matter was among questions raised by the public in regards to the Movement Control Order announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin last night to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak among people.

The NSC was asked if individuals working in Singapore are allowed to commute daily to their respective workplaces in the republic.

“No. The Movement Control Order applies to all individuals living in the country.

“For the safety of the community, any individual who works in a neighbouring country but lives in Malaysia is not allowed to make the daily commute and is asked to inform their respective employers on the matter,” NSC said in its list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the order.

The order, among others, entails a comprehensive restriction on movements for Malaysians travelling abroad, while those who have just returned from overseas are required to undergo a health check and to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The restriction also covers the entry of foreign tourists and visitors into the country.

The Movement Control Order was made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967. – Bernama