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.

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