Conditional MCO: LRT, MRT, bus services to resume normal operating hours from May 4

1 May 2020 Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), the operator of the Rapid Rail, stage bus and the Rapid Ferry services, will revert to the normal operating hours of 6am to midnight when the conditional movement control order (MCO) takes effect on Monday (May 4). This follows Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement of the … Continue reading Conditional MCO: LRT, MRT, bus services to resume normal operating hours from May 4

Pos Malaysia urges public to be patient for packages, receiving 600,000 parcels daily during MCO

30 April 2020 Pos Malaysia has asked the public to be patient for their packages after a video of mountains of parcels at their KLIA hub went viral on Twitter. Facebook user Adella Mohd Noor shared the original video which was then reposted to Twitter by @kaymanbeaustore. Untuk mana2 yang tanya kenapa barang still stuck … Continue reading Pos Malaysia urges public to be patient for packages, receiving 600,000 parcels daily during MCO

Foreign workers can apply online to renew Temporary Employment Visit Pass

22 April 2020 Foreign workers can apply online to renew their Temporary Employment Visit Passes (PLKS) which will expire during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud (pix) said the government had a record of PLKS information in the immigration system to renew the PLKS of foreign workers. “Any foreign workers … Continue reading Foreign workers can apply online to renew Temporary Employment Visit Pass

Uggah: Sarawak to enforce own SOP in dealing with returning students

22 April 2020 Sarawak will enforce its own standard operating procedure (SOP) in dealing with Sarawakian students returning from overseas or other states in the country during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. Uggah, who is also State Disaster Management Committee chairman, said those returning from … Continue reading Uggah: Sarawak to enforce own SOP in dealing with returning students

‘You can sell tickets, but up to government to approve take-off’

18 April 2020 Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Mohd Ismail Sabri Yaakob said airlines still needed to get approval from the government before resuming operations. This was with regard to airlines selling tickets for the post Movement Control Order (MCO) period. “You can sell the tickets but the government will decide when flight operations … Continue reading ‘You can sell tickets, but up to government to approve take-off’

Covid-19: Armed Forces personnel help health staff conduct screenings at airports

9 April 2020 Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel are now not only assisting police at roadblocks but also helping health personnel to conduct health screenings at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2. Their presence at both airports is to ease the burden borne by Ministry of Health (MOH) staff to screen Malaysians arriving … Continue reading Covid-19: Armed Forces personnel help health staff conduct screenings at airports

Covid-19: 2,298 Malaysians still stranded in 47 countries

24 April 2020 A total of 2,298 Malaysians are still stranded in 47 countries due to, among others, flight cancellations and travel restrictions imposed by these countries following the Covid-19 outbreak. Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said his ministry had so far brought home 4,811 Malaysians from several affected countries. “The biggest group of … Continue reading Covid-19: 2,298 Malaysians still stranded in 47 countries

Ismail Sabri: 40,000 people can be housed in 409 quarantine centres nationwide

4 April 2020 Some 40,000 people can be accommodated at all 409 gazetted COVID-19 quarantine centres across the country, in the event that all places need to operate at the same time, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Up to yesterday, only 90 of the centres were in operation since March … Continue reading Ismail Sabri: 40,000 people can be housed in 409 quarantine centres nationwide

Grounded airlines in Malaysia take to the skies to help Covid-19 frontliners

2 April 2020 All around the world, airlines are forced to deal with the devastating effects of the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 which have effectively brought the travel industry to a standstill. As more countries close off their borders and restrict travel to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus, many carriers are either … Continue reading Grounded airlines in Malaysia take to the skies to help Covid-19 frontliners

Covid-19: 14-day mandatory quarantine for returning Malaysians, foreign visitors starts tomorrow

2 April 2020 Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob reiterated today that the compulsory 14-day quarantine order for all Malaysians and visitors returning from overseas starts tomorrow. He said beginning April 3, all returning Malaysians or foreign visitors who enter the country will be subjected to the quarantine procedure at all entry points. “They … Continue reading Covid-19: 14-day mandatory quarantine for returning Malaysians, foreign visitors starts tomorrow

MAHB, airline operators to help stranded tourists at KLIA amidst Covid-19 outbreak

27 March 2020 Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) along with airline operators will do their part to help foreign tourists who are stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) due to the global travel disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement today, MAHB said it will compile the necessary data of all foreign … Continue reading MAHB, airline operators to help stranded tourists at KLIA amidst Covid-19 outbreak

Thermal Scanners Now Installed At KLIA Terminal 1 And 2 Departure Halls

25 March 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) have installed thermal scanners at departure halls in both Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 1 and 2 terminals. This is to further ensure the safety of all passengers as well as the airport community from the COVID-19 outbreak. Passenger screenings are effective from 23 March 2020 until … Continue reading Thermal Scanners Now Installed At KLIA Terminal 1 And 2 Departure Halls

KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity train services effective Wednesday

24 March 2020 Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be suspending its interstate and intercity train services, beginning Wednesday and NOT today as stated earlier. According to a statement issued tonight the suspension of the services is until the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the effective date was deferred to Wednesday as … Continue reading KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity train services effective Wednesday

KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit to operate for only 9 hours per day starting from 25 March

24 March 2020 Express Rail Link (ERL) has announced that it will begin to reduce operational hours starting from 25 March onwards in order to comply to the recent directive by the National Security Council due to the on-going Movement Control Order period. As you might have heard, the same restriction has also been applied … Continue reading KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit to operate for only 9 hours per day starting from 25 March

LRT, MRT, monorail to start 6am – 10am & 5pm – 10pm from Wednesday, March 25

23 March 2020 Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) will be implementing limited services for its public transport services from Wednesday (March 25) until March 31, in line with the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Prasarana in a statement said all Rapid KL train services covering the LRT, MRT and monorail will only be operating … Continue reading LRT, MRT, monorail to start 6am – 10am & 5pm – 10pm from Wednesday, March 25

KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity train services from Wednesday (March 25)

23 March 2020 Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be suspending its interstate and intercity train services beginning Wednesday (March 25), and not on Tuesday (March 24) as stated earlier. According to a statement issued on Monday (March 24), the suspension of the services is until the end of the movement control order (MCO) and … Continue reading KTMB to suspend interstate, intercity train services from Wednesday (March 25)

Malaysia Airports ramping up initiatives to curb spread of COVID-19

21 March 2020 Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, which operates 39 airports nationwide including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is ramping up initiatives to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the effectiveness of the government’s Movement Control Order (MCO). Apart from the five thermal scanners at strategic locations along the arrival flow of … Continue reading Malaysia Airports ramping up initiatives to curb spread of COVID-19

KLIA to check temperatures of passengers leaving country

20 March 2020 Passengers departing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport will undergo temperature screening from tomorrow as Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad increases measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. The nation’s main airport operator said thermal scanners will be placed before the check-in areas at both terminal buildings at KLIA, on Level 3 and … Continue reading KLIA to check temperatures of passengers leaving country

Rail operators revise their services in tandem with Movement Control Order

19 March 2020 WITH the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO), rail operators have begun revising their respective rail services network to cope with the change. In a statement yesterday, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd announced that its rail service network in the Klang Valley will be revised to a 10-minute frequency from 6am to midnight, … Continue reading Rail operators revise their services in tandem with Movement Control Order

Cancelled flights ruin travel plans

19 March 2020 Local and foreign air travellers yesterday discovered that their flights were cancelled, forcing them to seek alternative options to get to their destinations following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). A list of Frequently Asked Questions from the Transport Ministry yesterday clarified that no travel restriction had been imposed by … Continue reading Cancelled flights ruin travel plans

No restrictions on international flights as airlines scrambling to reschedule

19 March 2020 MAHB says there are no restrictions on both international and domestic flight operations currently and any cancellation is at the discretion of the airlines by RAHIMI YUNUS/ pic by ARIF KARTONO CONFUSION reigns at the country’s main airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), as airlines are scrambling to make schedule changes in … Continue reading No restrictions on international flights as airlines scrambling to reschedule

How a 16,000-strong religious gathering led Malaysia to lockdown

18 March 2020 The struggle to contain infections linked to a religious gathering has led Malaysia to resort to sweeping restrictions on people’s movement, underscoring the challenge of upholding religious rights in fighting a pandemic. More than half of the country’s 673 confirmed cases, the most in Southeast Asia, were linked to an event that … Continue reading How a 16,000-strong religious gathering led Malaysia to lockdown