PUTRAJAYA: Private security firms are allowed to operate throughout the movement control order period, as well as in areas under conditional and recovery MCO, says the Home Ministry.
The permission for the private security industry to operate is to maintain security and order in premises that are allowed to be operational, it said.
“Firms must ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined by the Health Ministry are adhered to. They are also to see to it that their staff follow the SOPs while they are out on duty, ” said the ministry on Wednesday (Jan 13).
The ministry said that it would closely monitor activities of private security firms to ensure full compliance of regulations as well as SOPs, and warned that action will be taken against those who fail to comply with procedures.
The Home Ministry also said that in line with the enforcement of the orders effective today the number of frontliners under its purview to be placed on duty would be enhanced.
“This is for the purpose of enforcement of SOPs among Malaysians, ” it said.
The 14-day MCO, in three different levels of implementation, has been enforced until Jan 26.
Areas under MCO are Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah.
States under conditional MCO are Pahang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu, Kelantan and three zones in Sarawak namely Kuching, Sibu and Miri.
Perlis and the rest of Sarawak are placed under recovery MCO.
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