CMCO: Search for unclaimed money, read free books and other things to do online

During the conditional MCO period, people are encouraged to stay home as part of a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. — AFP

The conditional movement control order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya starts today (Oct 14) till Oct 27 as part of a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.

During this period, some restrictions include no interstate travel for those living in the area apart from work or medical reasons, only two persons per household are permitted travel in one car for essentials, and a maximum of two persons per table are allowed for dine-in.

As most people are expected to stay home during the conditional MCO, here’s a list of some things you can do online.

Check for unclaimed money

The eGumis (Electronic Government Unclaimed Money Information System) portal lets people check if they have unclaimed money from sources like a forgotten bank account, approved insurance claim, salary or commission that has to be paid by the employer.

They can create a profile and then key in their Identification Card number to do a search. There is a limit of two searches per day so key them in carefully. Once you have exceeded this search limit, you have to try again the next day.

If results show that users have unclaimed money, they can start a claim application process to have the money transferred into a new or current bank account.

Once this process begins, they will have 14 days to complete the application process where they are also required to submit supporting documents such as a copy of the Identification Card and bank account statement.

The approval process can take between 30 days to three months.

According to an FAQ, there is no minimum amount set for the claim and no charges will be applied for Unclaimed Monies that have been submitted to the Registrar.

For more information, users can contact the eGumis hotline at 03 8000 8700.

Be counted in MyCensus 2020

If you did not receive a postcard with the Invitation Code (IC) to login to the e-Census 2020 website for you to complete the MyCensus 2020 survey online, now is the time to pre-register.

You can apply to receive the IC via email as the pre-registration period has been extended to Nov 30.

Then, you have until Dec 21 to answer and submit a lengthy questionnaire on the e-Census website.

If you do not complete and submit the e-Census online before the Dec 21 deadline, then a surveyor will visit your home to help you complete the questionnaire via a face-to-face interview. This is expected to take place from Jan 20 till Feb 6, 2021.

Renew your driving licence or other vehicle-related applications

The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) counters are open as usual during the conditional MCO period. To avoid the hassle of waiting at the JPJ counters, users can go to the MySikap portal to renew both their driving license and road tax, check for and pay any traffic summonses, purchase a vehicle registration number or check the results of their driving test.

According to JPJ, users can make the payment for selected transactions online through the portal and then produce the receipt for collection at counters.

Seek help for mental health

The conditional MCO period can be a difficult time for some people. Befrienders Kuala Lumpur has a toll-free hotline 03 7627 2929 and email ( for those who need emotional support. Befrienders chairman Justin V. told LifestyleTech that the centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor is currently not open for face-to-face meetings.

The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has the Talian Kasih 15999 hotline and people can also reach out via WhatsApp at 019 261 599 if they need counselling or to seek help on issues related to abuse.

The Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) president Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj said to LifestyleTech that its therapy and counselling services are also available online.

“We are encouraging online therapy during the conditional MCO as in-person sessions are limited to high risk cases,” he said.

Those who are interested in online sessions such as through video conferencing can contact the MMHA via email (, WhatsApp (017 613 3039) or call 03 2780 6803 for more details.

Read online for free

Become a member on the Internet Archive’s Open Library website and get access to millions of books that you can loan for one hour or 14 days. Some are even available to download as a PDF copy for free.

The Selangor Public Library Corp (PPAS) is also encouraging avid readers to get library books delivered to them via the BooksFly2U service. Borrowers can get up to 10 books for three weeks and all they have to do is pay for the delivery charges via e-hailing. They can contact the BooksFly2U service via WhatsApp at 010 849 1448 or call 03 5519 7667.

They can also check out the PPAS Overdrive website to check out free e-books.

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