COVID-19 & MALAYSIA:
Update on Government
Movement Control Order
Covid-19 & Malaysia: Update on Government Movement Control Order
The Movement Control Order effective 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 that was first implemented by the Government on 16 March 2020 has been extended. The Movement Control Order is now extended for another 2 weeks, until 14 April 2020. This order is the nation’s response to effectively curb the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia and is made under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
(i) CLOSURE OF OUR PHYSICAL OFFICE
There are six (6) key points to the Order to restrict movement and reduce public gatherings – this will include the closing of all business premises (with the exception of essential services). In view of this, our office will also be physically closed during this period.
(ii) CLOSURE OF IP OFFICE IN MALAYSIA
The IP Office will be closed for business from 18 March – 14 April, however the online filing platform will remain operational. Pertinent points from their notices are as below:-
The first notice from the IP Office informing its temporary closure due to the implementation of the Movement Control Order can be accessed here.
The latest notice from the IP Office in light of the extension of the Movement Control Order to 14 April 2020 can be accessed here.
(iii) OUR SERVICES WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION
We have implemented business continuity procedures and with the Movement Control Order in effect, our team have, from 18 March 2020, transitioned to work fully from home. We have systems and technology in place to ensure that we can continue working and providing our services to you without disruption.
(iv) OUR COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
We remain fully contactable through email via your usual contact points. If you wish to speak to us, you may already have our mobile numbers, or you may email us at email@example.com to set up a phone/video conference.
(v) COURIER & MAIL TO OUR PHYSICAL OFFICE
As our physical office is closed in compliance with this Order, we kindly request that you refrain from sending documents by post/courier, unless the nature of the correspondence/documents deem it necessary. In the event that documents in hardcopy form are necessary, we ask that you kindly send us an advanced notice to your usual contact or to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for us to make the necessary arrangements.
We thank you for your kind support, and remain committed towards providing uninterrupted services and especially towards supporting you and your business during these unprecedented times.
We wish you and your loved ones continued good health, and hope that you will continue to stay safe and keep well.
Further updates on the situation in Malaysia will be provided as soon as they are available.