Annual general meetings should be postponed or held online – Minister

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PUTRAJAYA April 14: Companies, cooperatives, associations and organizations should postpone their Annual General Meetings (AGM) until a date is fixed with the advice of the Ministry of Health (KKM).

However, the annual general meetings could be held online like the video conferencing.

Defence Minister and Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the decision was made to avoid the presence of many people in the meeting,” he said in a press conference here today.

On another development, Ismail said, domestic flights through Firefly are still allowed in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang, where 479 passengers have used the airport on April 17.

Nevertheless he said, inter- state travel could only be allowed with a letter of permission from the police.

“Inter-state travel could be allowed for emergency cases only like the death of a family member or on health issue. The letter of permission could be applied at the nearest police station.

“Those who are forced to travel whether on road or air must show the police permission letter at road blocks or any spot checks conducted by the authorities,” he added.

Ismail added, the KLIA Airport is not in operation except to Sabah and Sarawak scheduled once a week as announced by the Minister of Transport recently.

As for Malaysians returning to East Malaysia, Ismail said, they will be quarantined once they arrived in Sabah and Sarawak.

As of 17th April, 190 quarantine centres have been operating where 17,008 individuals are undergoing the compulsory quarantine process. Since April 3, 11,861 citizens have returned from abroad and had been quarantined.

Regarding fake news, Ismail said the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have opened 220 investigation papers relating to COVID-19 fake news.

“From that number, 152 are still under investigation while 24 have been charged in the courts and 13 have pleaded guilty, 11 have been given warning notices while 33 cases were with no further action (NFA),” Ismail added.

Relating to MCO compliance as of April 17, Ismail said the police have detained 1,565 individuals compared to 1,057the day before due to defying the Order and this includes 1,381 individuals remanded and 184 on police bails.

“544 individuals have been charged in the courts for defying MCO while until April 17, the cumulative total for such offence is 13,639 individuals,” he said.

To a question of whether a telecommunication technician could come to a customer’s house who has an internet connection problem during MCO, Ismail said, the service provider (Telecoms) should first report to the nearest police station.-Malaysia World News

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