Conditional MCO: We're ready to face any legal suits for protecting 1.8 million Penangites, says state CM

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 May 2020

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has never objected to the conditional movement control order (MCO) but will implement it in a gradual manner, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Chow said the state government was prepared to be sued for protecting the lives of Penangites from the Covid-19.

“I wish to inform Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali that both the state government and myself are ready to face any legal suits for protecting the 1.8 million Penangites," he said during his live press conference held via Facebook on Tuesday (May 5).

On Monday (May 4), Azmin said the reluctance of several state governments to fully comply with the conditional MCO and reopen most economic sectors could expose them to lawsuits from industry players.

Azmin issued the warning as the Federal Government was aware that several states have decided against implementing the conditional MCO.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

AG's Chambers to begin process to seek royal assent for anti-party hopping Bill
Stage bus services to be implemented in phases in Sabah
Najib may seek another change of defence lawyers in SRC appeal
Censorship of LGBT elements in movies, social media to continue, says Zahidi
Both Malaysia and China vying to have fugitive Tedy Teow brought in for questioning
Foreigner arrested in Sentul, fake guns worth over RM300,000 seized
Audit report: Public facilities in Perlis rural areas not meeting targets
PM: Cabinet wants LCS probe speeded up, any wrongdoers prosecuted
LCS 1 launched in 2017 was actual vessel, not a dummy, says former Navy chief
Woman detained over damage to neighbour’s car after parking spat

Others Also Read