Miti's list: Essential services allowed during MCO


PETALING JAYA: The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) has unveiled a full list of all essential service, work, industries and businesses under the five sectors which are allowed to operate in areas under the movement control order to be imposed on Wednesday (Jan 13).

Read also: Azmin: Essential services in states under MCO must operate with strict SOP

However, Miti stated businesses not in the list but want to operate and have permission from the Health Ministry, it can do so after discussions with the authorities which monitor such businesses.

The five sectors allowed to operate in Selangor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah, which will be placed under MCO are manufacturing, construction, services, trade and distribution as well as plantations and commodities.

All relevant supply chains will also be allowed to operate, said Miti in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 12).

The list of essential services as of Jan 10,2021 are:

A. Factories and manufacturing

1. Aerospace including MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul)

2. Automotive (repairs and maintenance only)

3. Food, beverages and their chains

4. Packaging and printing

5. Household products, self-care goods (Fast-moving consumer goods, e.g. soaps, cleansers) and detergents including their chains

6. Healthcare and medicine, including dietary supplements

7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire safety equipment

8. Components for medical tools

9. Electrical and electronics

10. Oil and gas

11. Petrochemicals and petrochemical products

12. Chemical products

13. Machines and tools

14. Ceramics (e.g. moulds for glove manufacturing)

15. Iron and steel

16. Textiles (involving PPE production)

17. Furniture sector

18. Manufacturing, distillation, storage, supply as well as distribution of fuel and lubricants

B. Construction

19. Construction works involving –

i. Maintenance and critical repairs

ii. Building public infrastructure

Iii. Construction of whole worker accommodation at construction sites or workers placed at Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ)

C. Services

20. Financial services and their chain

i. Financial institutions (Banking, insurance, takaful and other entities that are licensed, approved or registered with Bank Negara)

Ii. Capital market entities that are licensed, registered or supervised by the Securities Commission Malaysia

21. Local government and municipal services

i. Pawning services/community credit (licensed money-lender companies)

ii. Solid waste/ sewerage management

iii. Public cleaning

iv. Cleaning of premises and sanitisation

22. Telecommunications and digital infrastructure including ICT services and global business services

23. E-commerce and its chain including e-marketplace services, digital payments and local e-market (e-dagang) Internet centres

24. Hotel and accommodations

25. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock sector including veterinary services –

i. Management of farms/ swallow farms/ horses/ animal processing plants/ slaughter houses/ livestock/ factories for livestock feed/ suppliers such as vaccines/ livestock management/ pet stores (livestock shift operations only allowed at night)

ii. Disease control and supervision of production of livestock, livestock input and products related to the livestock industry (including export and import)

iii. Health management, diagnosis of illness and treatment of animals

26. Utilities (water and electricity)

27. Professional services (including accountants/ lawyers/ auditors/ engineers/ architects), scientific (including R&D) and technical (including maintenance)

28. Security services

29. Security and defence

30. Land, water and air transportation

31. Services and operating of ports, shipyards, airports, including the moving of cargo, storage or bulk commodities

D. Distribution businesses

32. Warehousing and logistics

33. Services/sales/distribution of food and beverages

34. Retail/distribution/wholesale

E. Plantations and Commodities

35. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock and their chains

36. Plantation and commodities and their chains

F. Others

37.Any services, works, industries or businesses as determined by the Health Minister upon discussions with the authorities supervising that service, work, industry or business.









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