E&E operations uninterrupted at 60% capacity or less


THE daily operations in the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry are not affected by the lockdown with most companies getting their approval letters promptly.

Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Penang chairman Datuk Jimmy Ong (pic) said all E&E companies in the state were operating at 60% capacity.

“Everything is under control and there are no big problems so far.

“All companies have secured approval letters from the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) to continue operating.

“All of us have already registered with Miti under its Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0.

“Once the application is approved, the latest letter dated June 1 will come with a QR code and employees can print it for work purposes, ” he said in a phone interview yesterday.

Free Industrial Zone Penang Companies’ Association president Dr David Lacey said it was business as usual with all E&E industry members conforming to the 60% or less capacity rule on the first day of the nationwide lockdown.

“There are some vendors or suppliers who needed to resubmit to Miti to get the right approval.

“In general, there is a continuity in operation and we have enough supplies for our global customers.

“So far, I haven’t received any feedback on roadblock or cross-district or state commute issues, ” he said.

On Monday, Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department’s (SAC operations) Senior Asst Comm MV Srikumar Nair said all authorisation letters issued by Miti would now come with a QR code to prevent falsification.He said police personnel would scan the code at roadblocks to ensure that the authorisation letters were genuine.

“When the QR code is scanned, it will request a code number, which only the police have. When we key in the code number, we will know if the letter tallies with the letter holder, ” he said.

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