Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today announced a 14-day Movement Control Order (MCO) from 13 to 26 January 2021 for the following six states – Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Sabah and the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya).

The states of Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Terengganu and Kelantan will be placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), while Perlis and the Borneo state of Sarawak will be placed under the recovery phase of the MCO.

Based on the Prime Minister’s announcement, only five (5) essential economic sectors will be allowed to operate during this time: manufacturing, construction, services, trade and distribution, and plantations and commodities, but under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) as detailed by the National Security Council.  We have reached out to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to obtain further details on the essential sectors permitted to operate, especially pertaining to the accountancy profession and services.

The Institute will continue to closely monitor the situation, maintain close communication with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders, and will notify members of any future developments.

MIA appreciates the Government’s continued efforts to curb further spread of the COVID-19 infection and advocates for full compliance with the MCO.

We will continue to support our members and stakeholders through resources available on various digital channels, including e-updates, e-Accountants Today, Social Media and the MIA Telegram Channel. To join the MIA Telegram Channel, please download Telegram using the Android Google Play or Apple Play Store to set up an account. Once the account is set up, please click on this link below to join the MIA Telegram Broadcast (Official) channel:

We thank you for your understanding and patience during these challenging times and encourage everyone to stay safe.

Please click HERE for the Prime Minister’s speech.


Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan
Chief Executive Officer

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