04 May 2020 – No conditional MCO for nine states in Malaysia

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Communities of various states
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: State
Lead People/Agency: The chief ministers of each individual state

Overview: Nine states are not following or fully complying with the Federal Government’s move to ease conditions and let businesses resume with set guidelines under the conditional movement control order (MCO). Kedah, Sabah, Pahang, Penang, Kelantan and Sarawak have decided not to follow the move while Selangor, Perak and Negri Sembilan have allowed a limited number of businesses to resume operations and restrict dine-ins at restaurants and sports and recreational activities.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/04/no-conditional-mco-for-nine-states

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: While the economy is important and many have been greatly affected financially, most of the chief ministers do not want to see a sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. To them, human life is priority. Therefore, they have decided not to ease the movement control order in their respective states.