Malaysia: Ease curbs or face legal action from industries, Azmin warns state govts

  • State governments that have refused to ease curbs on businesses and movement that were put in place to stem Covid-19 infections risk legal action from various parties, said Mohamed Azmin Ali
  • The senior minister said several industry associations, like the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers and the Malay Chamber of Commerce of Malaysia, have asked state governments not to stop industries that wanted to resume operations on 4 May 20.
  • “Should state governments refuse to cooperate in implementing Act 342, which has been gazetted into law enforceable throughout the country, state governments may face the possibility of legal action from various parties, particularly the industry players,” he said, referring to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
  • He said the federal government’s decision is lawful and applicable to all states, including Sabah and Sarawak.
  • Sabah, Sarawak Pahang, Kelantan, Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Negri Sembilan have yet to allow industries to open.

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