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9 Things You Should Know About FMCO In Malaysia

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Cheng Sim  •  Oct 13, 2020

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[Updated 28 June 2021] As of 1 June 2021, MCO3.0 has officially begun in Malaysia - a nationwide lockdown that will last for two weeks. Depending on the progress against the pandemic, it's possible that by the end of it Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will implement MCO, CMCO and RMCO in selected states in Malaysia. Only time will tell, but in the meantime, let's take a look at some of the latest SOPs and guidelines for MCO, CMCO and RMCO in Malaysia.
What are FMCO, MCO, CMCO and RMCO in Malaysia?  
  • FMCO (Full Movement Control Order): Total lockdown and all economic sectors are not allowed to operate except economic and service sector
  • MCO (Movement Control Order): Stricter regulations and SOPs are implemented in high-risk states and federal territories.
  • CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order): Selected economic and social sectors are allowed to operate in a controlled manner, and Malaysians are allowed to travel for emergencies.
  • RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order): SOPs and guidelines are more relaxed as the country is shifting towards the recovery phase
FMCO nationwide in Malaysia
The Malaysian government has implemented FMCO following the spike of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Here's a full list of states and federal territories that are placed under FMCO.  FMCO (extended until daily cases hit below 4,000) 
  • Selangor
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kelantan
  • Johor
  • Penang
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak
  • Kedah
  • Melaka
  • Negeri Sembilan
  • Pahang
  • Perak
  • Perlis
  • Terengganu
  • Putrajaya
  • Labuan
Latest SOPs and guidelines for FMCO in Malaysia
1. All business and retail sectors are allowed to reopen
2. Only 2 people per vehicle are allowed
  • Only 2 people per vehicle (including the driver) are allowed in personal vehicles, taxis, and e-hailing rides including the driver, according to the Ministry of Health
3. Interstate travel is not allowed nationwide
4. Inter-district travel is not allowed nationwide
5. Public transports are limited to 50% capacity
  • All buses, trains and other public transports are limited to 50% capacity
6. Cross border travel in RMCO has been suspended
7. Work from home policy will resume for government and private sector employees
8. Dine-ins are not allowed
  • No dine-ins are allowed
  • Restaurants, hawker stalls, food trucks and kiosks can operate between 6AM and 10PM.
  •  The public is encouraged to order via delivery, take-aways or drive-thru to minimize close contact in crowded places   
9. Non physical-contact sports are allowed
As we do our part to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, we hope you'll remain safe at home and practice these safety tips whenever you're out and about during CMCO.