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Residents’ houses in Lipis, Pahang, were almost flooded and cut off after heavy rain fell for more than three days during an aerial survey with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM), on January 4, 2021. — Picture by BERNAMA.

Individuals from MCO states not allowed to conduct post-flood works in Pahang

KUANTAN, Jan 14 — Corporate bodies, volunteers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from states that have been placed under the movement control order (MCO), as well as areas classified as red zones, are not allowed to carry out post-flood activities in Pahang.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said for those who come from states that are not affected by the MCO, they are required to obtain permission for interstate travel from the police and register online at

“If their application is approved, they can only send aid and are not allowed to carry out gotong-royong or make any physical contact with the flood victims, especially those at temporary relief centres.

“Approval letter and vehicle pass must be displayed on the vehicles used to carry out the activities. The convoys will be monitored by the police and compounds will be immediately issued to those who do not comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP),” he said in a statement today.

Wan Rosdy said volunteers from Pahang must also get prior approval to carry out the post-flood activities with the number of participants depending on the size of the area and limited to a maximum of 10 people at any one time. 

Meanwhile, he said public gatherings by government agencies and private institutions as well as social events such as weddings, ‘doa selamat’, ‘aqiqah’ and ‘tahlil’ are not allowed during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) period.

“Activities in mosques and surau are allowed based on the attendance limit set by the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP), while the maximum number of attendees for non-muslim houses of worship  is set by the National Security Council (NSC), Health Ministry (MOH) or state government,” he said.

As for marriage solemnisation ceremony, Wan Rosdy said it must be held at the district religious office and attendance is limited to eight people only.

“Wedding ceremonies for non-Muslims can be held at the National Registration Department, places of worship and non-Muslim religious association premises, with a maximum of eight attendance,” he added.


— Bernama

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