Digital content and others listed as essential services


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

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

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

The new list also further specifies areas under e-commerce, communications and information technology services.

Updated on Jan 21, it lists sectors under e-commerce to include e-marketplaces, digital payments and local e-commerce service centres.

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

The list comes into effect from now until Feb 4.

Further information can be found on https://www.miti.gov.my/redir/pkp/pkp.html.

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