Pahang govt agrees to implement conditional MCO, says MB


  • Nation
  • Friday, 08 May 2020

KUANTAN: The Pahang government has agreed to implement the conditional movement control order (MCO) after reviewing, fine-tuning and making modifications to the relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the main concern was enforcement, which would be enhanced by the related agencies, including local authorities.

"This is to ensure that public health is maintained when the economy and certain public sectors are reopened as stipulated under the conditional MCO," he said in a statement on Friday (May 8).

He said the state government had already delegated power to the local authorities as decided during the state executive council meeting on Wednesday (May 6).

Wan Rosdy said the matter was also discussed and refined at the weekly meeting of the state security working committee, which he chaired.

"As I had said earlier, we are supportive but request to study and fine-tune the conditional MCO to suit the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state," he said.

On May 3, Wan Rosdy issued a press release, saying that the state government supported Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's announcement on the conditional MCO but the details had to be worked out, specifically for Pahang.

Pahang was one of the states that deferred the implemention of the conditional MCO.

It is understood that the SOPs would be outlined later.

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