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Movement Restriction Control 18.03.2020 – 31.03.2020 Manufacturing Sector Operating Conditions 28/2020A

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The Government via the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had an engagement session with the industry and other stakeholders on Tuesday, 17 March 2020, to consider the approval of the manufacturing industry’s operations identified as critical.

In reference to the decision of the Government as announced by the National Security Council on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, the government has agreed to grant exemption to certain manufacturing sectors that produce critical products to continue its manufacturing operations for the period 18 to 31 March 2020.

See attached self explanatory letter from MITI.

Companies that wish to operate must comply with the requirements by the Government as per Lampiran B.

To ensure that only qualified companies can operate during this MRC period, companies MUST make the application via and comply with all the conditions in Lampiran C.

Please note that the government has emphasised that the approval can be revoked and withdrawn, should the conditions are not complied by the industry.

Plastics Industry To Make All Efforts To Comply With The 80:20 Manufacturing License Employment Requirement By 31 December 2024

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MPMA's President, Datuk Lim Kok Boon, urges members to make all necessary efforts to reduce dependency on low skilled foreign labour by automating their processes and enhancing the skills of their workers to achieve higher efficiency to reduce the dependency on labour. 
Earlier this week, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has agreed to extend the deadline of the 80:20 Manufacturing License employment requirement (Malaysians 80% and foreigners 20%) until 31 December 2024. The decision was made after considering the acute nationwide labour shortages faced by the business community.
Datuk Lim also advises members to identify and utilise new technologies, machines and equipment with higher efficiency that are less labour-dependent. These are some of the evidences that companies could present to MITI to demonstrate the company’s best efforts to reduce dependency on foreign labour.
Click here to read the full message from the President
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