Melaka business communities laud clearer MCO 2.0 guidelines

MELAKA: The Melaka business community welcomes the clearer government guidelines for the current movement control order (MCO) compared to first enforced in March last year.

Malacca Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Siang Teck Siong said it was crucial for the local business community to be aware of the latest developments in relation to MCO.

"This is to avoid any confusion over what constitutes essential services and other less-important sectors. It's a tough environment for both the government and business community.

"Hence, I hope traders and business owners will keep themselves updated and get the latest information from reliable sources," he said in an interview on Friday (Jan 15).

Siang said all stakeholders should also understand that MCO guidelines might differ between those implemented by the Federal government and respective states.

"For instance, the Melaka National Security Council may implement certain rulings to suit the situation in the state," he said.

Siang added that most manufacturing plants were strictly abiding to MCO guidelines.

He acceded that the second MCO would impact efforts to accelerate the recovery of businesses.

"But we remain optimistic that the road to recovery will take place gradually in view that MCO 2.0 has been better planned and coordinated with certain services allowed to operate," he said.

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