Categories: Notices & StatementsPublished On: 11/05/2021

To All Members


Following the Government’s announcement of a nationwide Movement Control Order 3.0 yesterday, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had a dialogue with industry associations on the same day and the following points were noted during the dialogue:

  • All economic activities are allowed to operate, subject to strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Majlis Keselamatan Negara;
  • Inter-state and inter-district travels are not allowed, with the exception of emergencies, travel for work and vaccination appointments.
  • Movement of employees for work purpose requires a letter of notification from MITI and a working pass or letter of employment from employers.
  • The Work From Home (WFH) directive is still applicable and only 30 percent of employees in the management group are allowed to be in the office.
  • The number of support staff and employees directly involved in operations will be determined by their respective employers, taking into account strict compliance to the SOP.
  • The vaccination programme for the economic sector is subject to the availability of vaccines and the Government will prioritise the vaccination programme currently implemented by Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM).
  • Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system is a pre-emptive measure that aims to provide early warning in preventing the spread of COVID-19 infections by using data from the MySejahtera application. It enables the owners of the premises and the public to take precautions to prevent the occurrence of clusters and would help the Government to avoid implementing drastic actions such as closing premises.

To avoid the premises from being categorised as a ‘hotspot’ by the HIDE system, owners of the premises are advised to conduct screening tests on employees, record entry and exit activities more strictly and require visitors to scan the MySejahtera QR code.

Employees from private sector who are allowed to work at office will need to carry their work pass or letter of employment from their employer. Currently they are also required to bring along a copy of the letter of notification issued by MITI. To obtain a copy of the notification, companies/firms are required to register with the MITI database, namely the COVID-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 through the link

MITI urged employees not to abuse the letter of notification or work pass for personal purpose as the Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) has encountered many incidents of abuse. MITI also highlighted that there is no more capacity for intensive care unit beds and oxygen treatment in hospitals for COVID-19 patients due to the spike in cases and hence urged for cooperation from all parties.

MIA would like to advise members to comply with the policies and SOPs set by the Government. The Institute will continue to closely monitor the situation, maintain close communication with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders, and notify members of any future developments.

Members are strongly encouraged to avoid physical visits to MIA offices for the time being. Do liaise virtually with us at the channels below to reduce the risk of infection and maintain a safe environment:

CPE Audit
CARE Programme
General Enquiries
Membership Matters
Member Firm
Practicing Certificate
Professional Development
Qualifying Examination
Technical Enquiries

We thank you for your understanding and patience and we hope that everyone will stay safe.


Chief Executive Officer