Closing time for businesses in KL is at 2am from Sept 14, says FT Minister (updated)

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  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Closing time for businesses in Kuala Lumpur is at 2am, not midnight, as decided earlier by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

The Federal Territories Minister said he had discussed the matter at length with city mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, adding that it will be enforced from Monday (Sept 14).

Annuar said both have come to an agreement that businesses be allowed to extend their operating hours so that they may have a chance to recoup losses due to restrictions imposed during the movement control order (MCO).

However, the FT Minister warned businesses not to take advantage of the situation during the recovery MCO period.

"After 2am, close your shop, go home and sleep. Don't carry on till the wee hours of the morning," said Annuar during a beautification programme at Taman Awam Rimba Kiara here Sunday (Sept 13).

On Saturday (Sept 12), DBKL said restaurants and other businesses in the city will have to shut by midnight.

This is despite the decision by the National Security Council (MKN) allowing businesses to operate until 2am.

DBKL said that daily observation of 7,200 business premises revealed the need for better compliance of standard operating procedure during the recovery MCO.

On Thursday (Sept 10), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the National Security Council had agreed to extend operating hours for all businesses, including restaurants and convenience stores, to 2am following requests from operators.

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