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Business During COVID 19

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MIDA COVID-19 Update
for Investors

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting economies worldwide. MIDA is committed to supporting our stakeholders during these challenging times. Get updated information including advisories to businesses in this section. Malaysia’s COVID-19 response is a case study for developed nations worldwide.

 

The Government is currently ramping up its National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. Among the new initiatives is the Public-Private Partnership COVID-19 Industrial Immunisation Programme (PIKAS). Recognising that it is critical to support the supply chain of essential products and services, MITI is expediting the attainment of herd immunity through PIKAS to coordinate the immunisation for employees in the manufacturing sector.

 

For more information on PIKAS, please refer to the Official Portal of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry or click here.

 

National Recovery Plan (NRP)

GET ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MALAYSIA THROUGHOUT THE NRP HERE

 
1) LATEST SOPS
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/sop.html
 
2) PRESS RELEASES
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/media.html
 
3) FAQs
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/faq.html
 
4) INFOGRAPHIC
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/infografik.html
 
5) CIMS GUIDELINES
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/cims.html
 
6) DIRECTORY
https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/enquiry.html
 
ADHERE TO SOPs
Balancing the protection of lives and livelihoods
 
#ECONOMICFRONTLINERS

Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0

Media Release : Manufacturing Sector Allowed To Operate Based On Employees Full Vaccination Rate

MITI:SOP Sektor Perkilangan dan Perkhidmatan (PKPD Selangor)

Media Release Opening on Additional Sectors, EMCO (7 July 21)

Media Statement Ministry of Transport 6 July 2021

Parameter Pelaksanaan Pelan Pemulihan Negara Berfasa

Kenyataan Media mengenai PKP dan PKPD, 27 Jun 2021

Teks Ucapan PM: Pelan Pemulihan Negara

Kenyataan Media Lanjutan PKP sehingga 28 Jun 2021

Media Release Movement Control Order (MCO), 1-14 June 2021

Kenyataan Media YAB PM-Keputusan Sidang MKN 10/5/21 -Bahasa Malaysia

MITI-Media Release Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 -Bahasa Malaysia

MITI – One Stop Information Centre for Industries During the MCO

Announcement on the Perlindungan Ekonomi & Rakyat Malaysia (PERMAI) 

MITI-Media Release Movement Control Order 13-26 Jan 2021 (English)

Annex 1 : List of Essential Services (English)

MITI-Kenyataan Media PKP 13-26 Jan 2021 (Bahasa Malaysia)

MITI-Soalan Lazim (FAQ) Berkenaan PKP (Bahasa Malaysia)

MITI-FAQ on MCO (English-Unofficial translation)

MIDA-Media Release: MCO Operation (English)

MOF-Media Statement Market Remains Open (English)

KPDNHEP-Kenyataan Media Sektor Perdagangan Pengedaran

KKR-Kenyataan Media Kerja Pembinaan Kritikal Semasa PKP (Bahasa Malaysia)

MOT-Media Statement Logistics Companies to Operate During MCO (English)

The Establishment of One Stop Centre (OSC) for Business Travellers

In efforts to balance public health, livelihoods and economic sustainability, a One Stop Centre (OSC) has been set up by the Malaysian Government effective 2nd October 2020 to ease the movement of business travellers by expediting the approval of their entry to do business in Malaysia.

 

COVID-19 News, Advice and Other Resources for Your Business

Economy News
29/10/2021

Govt to introduce RM2.1 bil matching method to help companies facing gearing problems

Source: Bernama

Industry News
27/10/2021

Malaysia suggests Asean, Japan explore vaccine production in the region

Source: Bernama

Services News
25/10/2021

Investors eyeing tech start-ups offering post-pandemic solutions

Source: The Malaysian Reserve

Global News
28/10/2021

Asean expected to allow cross border travel soon — Saifuddin

Source : Bernama

Stimulus Package

Malaysia’s support and initiatives for businesses

The Malaysian Government has set out on a decisive mission to mitigate the pandemic’s health, economic and social impacts. Since March 2020, many initiatives have been launched in the line-up of stimulus measures revolving around the 6R Strategy (Resolve, Resilient, Restart, Recovery, Revitalise and Reform). Stimulus packages of PRIHATIN, PRIHATIN SME+, PENJANA, KITA PRIHATIN, PERMAI, PEMERKASA and PEMERKASA+ with a total value of RM259 billion RM380 billion are rolled out to assist in mitigating the impact of COVID-19, spurring economic growth and promoting quality investment. The recent PEMULIH package has also allocated a value of RM150 billion to weather the challenges faced in the current pandemic wave.

06/04/2020 – Additional PRIHATIN SME Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN SME+)

  • On 27 March 2020, I have announced an Economic Stimulus Package Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) worth RM250 billion. I know several days ago, Mak Cik Kiah, Pak Mail, Mr. Lee, Mr. Muthu, Mr. Johnny, and many others are checking their eligibility of Bantuan Prihatin Nasional on the LHDN website. For those who are eligible, payments are made starting today.

02/04/2020 – Special Cabinet Committee Formed to Bolster Stimulus Package & Strike Balance Between Economic Priorities and Effective Enforcement of Mco Due to Covid-19

  • The Cabinet Meeting held on 1 April 2020 has agreed to establish a Special Cabinet Committee to develop strategic measures in safeguarding Malaysia’s economy and labour market impacted by COVID-19 with the aim of striking a balance between the nation’s economic priorities and the effective enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

27/03/2020 – Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN)

  • As promised, I will announce the PRIHATIN Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package worth RM250 billion which will benefit everyone

Laws & Regulations

Valuable COVID-19 business resources

15 January 2021 – PU (A) 14 / 2021

  • PU(A) 14/2021 – Prevention And Control Of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (Movement Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988

31 December 2020 – PU (A) 399 / 2020

  • PU(A) 399/2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) (Extension of Operation) (No. 7) Order 2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988

28 April 2020 – PU (A) 132 – 134 / 2020

  • PU(A) 132/2020 – Prevention and Control Infectious Diseases (Declaration of Infected Local Areas) (Extension of Operation) (No. 3) Order 2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988
  • PU(A) 133/2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988
  • PU(A) 134/2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Compounding of Offences) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988

14 April 2020 – PU (A) 116 – 118 / 2020

  • PU(A) 116/2020 – Prevention And Control Of Infectious Diseases (Declaration Of Infected Local Areas) (Extension Of Operation) (No. 2) Order 2020
  • PU(A) 117/2020 – Prevention And Control Of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within Infected Local Areas) (No. 3) Regulations 2020
  • PU(A) 118/2020 – Prevention And Control Of Infectious Diseases (Compounding Of Offences) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

13 April 2020 – Media Release : Attorney-General’s Chambers, Malaysia

  • In response to the statement made by lawyer N Sivananathan in the article “New gazette needed to enforce phase 3 of MCO, says Bar” at https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/04/13/new- gazette-needed-to-enforce-phase-3-of-mco-says-bar/ the Attorney General’s Chambers would like to clarify as follows:

Infographics

2020 Announcements of High Value Investments

Approval for Manufacturing Companies in Essential Services to Operate During the MCO Period 

Entry Permission Application

  • Expatriates with Approved Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) who are abroad – New Approved Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP)

Post Covid19 : New Procedures for Expatriate Applications and Support Letter MIDA

  • New process workflow for expatriate application (Effective 1 September 2020)
  • Entry permission application for:
    – Expatriates with Approved Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) who are abroad
    – New Approved Employment Pass (EP) and Professional Visit Pass (PVP) (Other than EPI category)

Extension of Project Implementation Period for the Manufacturing Sector

Covid-19 FAQ

                                                         

Q: During MCO, my company face urgent issue with authorities on our operations, any assistance from MIDA?

A: If your operation require urgent facilitation due to the MCO , you may forward details of issue faced through [email protected].

Update on Latest Safeguards
and Business Advisory

MIDA has implemented several safeguards over the last few months to reduce risks to our clients and employees from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have complied strictly to the expert guidance from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). As we enter the RMCO phase, our steps have been to:

  • Request all our visitors to register, get their temperature taken and use the hand sanitisers provided when visiting our offices
  • Implemented physical distancing measures as advised by KKM health authorities
  • Encouraged our staff to work from home where possible
  • Encouraged our staff to run meetings virtually with clients

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