‘Only top 10% of employees to work on-site’


PETALING JAYA: The government will allow up to 10% of those in management and supervisory posts to work on-site under a work from home (WFH) directive for those in areas under the conditional movement control order (MCO) in Sabah, Labuan, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya.

International Trade and Industry Minister (Miti) Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said the directive would cover jobs such as accounting, finance, administration, legal, planning as well as information and communications technology (ICT) effective today.

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They will only be allowed at their workplaces for four hours from 10am-2pm for three days a week.

“Firms do not need to submit applications for this. Employers only need to issue a travel release letter for each employee who is allowed to work during the conditional MCO.

“Employers need to set appropriate WFH guides based on the needs of their respective companies, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

Azmin said that based on the ministry’s Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) database, the number of employees registered in manufacturing, services and construction sectors in the two states and three Federal Territories totalled 3.1 million people.

Following feedback from the industry, a total of 776,135 or 25% of workers were from supervisory and management posts.

Azmin said the ministry would immediately implement the decision by the National Security Council to introduce a WFH policy.

He added the government would continue to work with the private sector and industry to enhance the implementation.

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