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Covid-19 (17 March 2020)

Special Notice: Remote Working Arrangements from 18 - 31 March 2020

Date: 18 March 2020

 

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In order to curb the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in Malaysia, by an official announcement made by the Prime Minister on 16 March 2020, the Government has decided to implement a nationwide movement control order from 18 to 31 March 2020 pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

 

Under the order, among others, all government and private premises will be closed, except those involved in essential services, namely water, electricity, energy, telecommunications, postal, transportation, irrigation, oil, gas, fuel, lubricants, broadcasting, finance, banking, health, pharmacy, fire, prison, port, airport, safety, defence, cleaning, retail and food supply.

 

Judiciary and legal services are not considered to be part of essential services. Therefore, all courts and legal firms in Malaysia are closed from 18 to 31 March 2020.

 

We understand that for many of our clients and business associates, they want business to continue as usual insofar as this is possible. For this reason, during this period, we continue to support our clients and work remotely from home.

 

Please be assured that our lawyers and staff remain accessible and reachable by email or mobile. You will be able to contact our partners and associates in charge of your matters to provide further instructions and discuss further progress as usual. In addition, you may also reach us at our office mobile hotline of 013-2050 637.

 

We thank you for your kind understanding and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

 

Thank you.

 TBC

TAY Beng Chai

Managing Partner

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