90 factories instructed to close for not complying with SOPs of the MCO until 14th June 2021

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KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 16: The government has taken serious actions on any manufacturing sector and business that are not adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that have been gazetted throughout the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, from 1st until 14th June 2021, the Compliance Task Force Operation Team had been checking on 404 factories and out of which 90 had been instructed to be closed.Ismail said, 24,834 factories and business premises as a cumulative total had been checked since 14th January 2021 involving 22,819 business premises and 2,015 factories.

To date, 143 factories and 17 non-factory premises had been instructed to be closed.Meanwhile the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)as a cumulative total since 13th May 2020 had checked 597,252 premises and had issued 414 compounds.“On 15th June 2021, 1,428 daily compliance checks had been implemented and 22 compounds were issued on business premises that had failed to adhere to the SOPs of the MCO,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Regarding reports on not complying with the SOP, Ismail added, since 6th June 2021, the National Security Council (MKN) had received 266 reports under different categories that needed enforcement actions from different Ministries/agencies.

The Senior Minister said, from the reports the highest is involving the non-compliance with the directive of limiting the presence of workers at the work places amounting to 62 reports, non-essentials (50) and 45 for not adhering to general SOP.

Ismail added, any report should be channelled directly to the Malaysian Government Call Centre (MyGCC) via telephone 03-80008000,80008000@mygcc.gov.my or email to aduan,pematuhan.mkn.gov.my. –Malaysia World News

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