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Business During COVID 19

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MIDA COVID-19 Update and Support for Investors

Malaysia’s public health restrictions are being lifted gradually. From 1 April 2022, Malaysia’s borders are open for business. MIDA remains committed to supporting our stakeholders as the country is transitioning to the endemic phase.

 

This is a positive step forward to economic recovery and Malaysia’s ability to continue attracting high-value and high-impact investments. Fully vaccinated travellers may enter Malaysia without prior approval from Malaysian authorities and are not subject to mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

 

For more travel advice and other information for business travellers entering Malaysia, please 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

UPDATE: On 8 March 2022, the Government announced that Malaysia is transitioning to the endemic phase on 1 April 2022.

 

The current protocol for individuals regarding COVID-19 can be found here (https://covidprotocol.moh.gov.my/)

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 One Stop Centre (OSC) for Business Travellers

This initiative is discontinued as Malaysia’s borders open on 1 April 2022. Business travellers are no longer required to apply for the Entry Permission and Quarantine Mandatory Exemption. Throughout its operations, the OSC and BTC facilitated a total of 3,223 companies approved for Short-Term Business Travellers, with an estimated total investment value of RM171.82 billion.

 

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

Economy News
11/02/2022

Finance minister: Malaysia’s higher GDP, FDI point towards economic recovery in 2022

Source: Bernama

Industry News
07/02/2022

Industries must keep up Covid-19 prevention to avoid shutdown, says Azmin

Source: Bernama

Services News
24/01/2022

Digital Transformation: SMEs must go beyond just digital payments and e-commerce

Source: The Edge Markets

Global News
09/02/2022

OECD, ASEAN to work on accelerating region’s digital transformation

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). The implementation of eight stimulus and assistance packages totalling RM530 billion since 2020 and 2021 Budget measures to mitigate the impact on households and businesses have contributed to the gradual recovery of the manufacturing and services sector in Malaysia.

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: Malaysia has discontinued the One Stop Centre (OSC) for Business Travellers initiative as Malaysia’s borders open on 1 April 2022. Where can I find more information related to the entry of business travellers?

A: For more travel advice and other information for business travellers entering Malaysia, please visit mysafetravel.gov.my.

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 with the expert guidance from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). As we transition to the endemic phase, these are MIDA’s latest safeguards and health guidelines:

  • All our visitors are requested to register, get their temperature taken and use the hand sanitisers provided when visiting our offices
  • Physical distancing measures are implemented according to guidelines by the Ministry of Health
  • Staff are encouraged to work from home when possible
  • Meetings with clients are encouraged to be held virtually or via a hybrid format

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