Malaysia’s states free to adjust to conditional movement restrictions as they see fit: Official

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that so far, the authorities have nabbed 84 individuals who tried to sneak into Malaysia through the backdoor.— Picture by Sayuti Zainudin. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 3, 2020, Malay Mail. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified today that the country’s respective states will not be forced to adopt the conditional movement control order in its entirety, and are allowed to make adjustments according to their needs, Malay Mail reported.

Several states have said they would not relax restrictions despite the federal government’s decision to reopen the economy starting May 4 with certain conditions, which has sparked concern that this could set off fresh Covid-19 infections just as the number of new daily cases have dwindled.

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