Digital creative content industry now comes under essential services during MCO

PETALING JAYA: The government has further streamlined its list of essential services allowed during the movement control order to include the digital creative content industry.

The new list includes a total of 52 items and specifies work in the sector as content development in studio which includes film editing as an essential service.

The new list can be found on the International Trade and Industry Ministry’s website under SOPs and Gazette.

It also further specifies areas under e-commerce, communications and information technology services.

The new list dated Jan 21 now lists sectors under e-commerce to include e-marketplace, digital payment and local e-commerce services centre.

Meanwhile, the list also specifies communication services to include telecommunications and Internet, postal and courier and broadcasting while information technology services include global business services and call centres.

The list comes into effect starting Friday (Jan 22) until Feb 4 in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Selangor, Terengganu, Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan and Sibu in Sarawak.

All of these areas are being placed under a MCO until Feb 4 except Sibu, where the MCO will end on Jan 29.

Further information can be found on

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


50% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Open burning prohibited in Selangor, Pahang, Johor
Police: Two people in van trapped in MRR2 bridge collapse died at scene
All five victims trapped after SUKE bridge collapsed extracted, sent to hospital
Zoo Negara to reopen on Friday (March 5)
Woman hurt after accident with police patrol car in Kluang
SUKE developer: Overloaded trailer in MRR2 bridge collapse not involved in highway's construction
All ship crew members entering Sabah waters for barter trade must be tested for Covid-19, says Masidi
Police investigating threats to health officials in Nabawan over Covid-19 cases
Johor cops nab seven bikers for reckless riding
Hailstones hit Cheras during downpour

Stories You'll Enjoy