Car washes, morning and farmers’ markets don’t need Miti CIMS 3.0 permit to reopen under NRP Phase Two

Manual, semi-automated and automated car wash services licensed by the local authorities (PBT), as well as morning markets and farmers’ markets, are allowed to operate in states in Phase Two of the Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan (PPN). The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) said that these services did not need to obtain permission to operate through the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System, maintained by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, instead, it was sufficient to show a business licence issued by the PBT. “If their business location involves interdistrict or interstate travel, (then) they need to obtain police permission by submitting a business licence or hawker permit issued by the relevant PBT,” KPKT said in a statement. Perlis, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang have already shifted to Phase Two of the PPN, while Penang starts today (July 7). The public can refer to the KPKT official website at to download the Vehicle Washing Service SOPs and the Morning Market and Farmers’ Market SOPs. (Malay Mail)

Automatic six-month moratorium begins today

The six-month moratorium for all individuals, micro-enterprises and affected small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) begins today, according to Bank Negara. Opting in for the moratorium or any other repayment packages will be easy with no need for borrowers to provide supporting documentation. Approval will be given automatically, it added. “In addition to the moratorium, banks will also offer a reduction in instalments and other packages, including to reschedule and restructure financing to suit the specific financial circumstances of borrowers, ” it said. Bank Negara said borrowers could opt in online, phone in, or visit bank branches, subject to operating hours and movement restrictions. The repayment assistance is applicable for financing approved before July 1, 2021. Bank Negara said borrowers must not have missed instalments by more than 90 days or be subject to bankruptcy/winding up proceedings at the time the request for repayment assistance is submitted. (The Star)

Miti: Non-essential companies in EMCO areas can’t operate; new CIMS 3.0 letter only for essential firms

Companies that are not listed as essential services and are located in enhanced movement control order (EMCO) areas cannot operate at all, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) clarified. Miti said only companies listed as essential services in the National Security Council’s (NSC) standard operating procedures (SOP) for locations under both Phases 1 and 2 of the National Recovery Plan can operate, using a new letter under Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0. The new CIMS 3.0 letter that essential firms can use will carry the National Recovery Plan’s acronym in Malay — “PPN” — below the CIMS letter’s QR code. “Companies in EMCO areas that are not in the essential services sector in the NSC SOP are not allowed to operate at all,” it added. Miti also said the CIMS 3.0 platform hosted on its website is shared with 17 ministries and three agencies, and that each application by companies to the platform will be processed and approved by each ministry and agency according to their respective portfolios. (Malay Mail)

House-to-house vaccination for bedridden patients

House-to-house vaccination for bedridden patients living in the Klang Valley will be carried out by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) with other non-governmental organisations under the mobile clinic initiative of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. Its adviser Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood said MRCS had mobilised its team to 111 of the 280 houses identified so far to protect vulnerable individuals who have difficulty making the trip to the vaccination centres to get their jabs. Dr Jemilah urged the public to contact the nearest health centres and provide information on the vulnerable individuals in their households to utilise this home visit vaccination service. Dr Jemilah, who is the special adviser to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on public health, said the NGOs involved in carrying out the initiative were St John Ambulance Malaysia, Mercy Malaysia, Imam Response and Relief Team, Malaysian Relief Agency and the National Cancer Society Malaysia. (The Star)

RM20 rebate for Grab rides to PPV now open to all Selangor citizens

The RM20 rebate for using e-hailing rides to vaccination centres (PPV) in Selangor is now open to everyone in the state who are eligible for vaccination, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. He said the rebate for the Grab e-hailing services would benefit almost 50,000 individuals statewide, with an allocation of RM1 million. He said the initiativ in partnership with Grab Malaysia was aimed at individuals aged 18 and above to travel to the vaccination centres for their inoculation appointments. Amirudin said the transport rebate of RM10 for a one-way trip or RM20 for a round trip would be valid for rides to 40 selected PPV in the state between July 1 and Sept 30. (The Star)