In view of the recent re-imposing of the Conditional Movement Order (CMCO, or PKPB) in Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, the Royal Malaysia Police has released a set of FAQs for the public.
These include information on implications of the PKPB, exceptions for cross-state travel, and more, as shared on the Ministry of Human Resources' Facebook page, detailed below.
Q Why was the PKPB declared in Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya?
This was based on the advice of the Ministry of Health Malaysia and taking into account the consistent increase in the spread of cases, including in the Klang Valley area of Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya.
Q What are the implications of the PKPB on the public?
According to the Standard Operating Procedure under the PKPB, cross-state or cross-district movement in PKPB areas are not allowed. However, exceptions with the permission of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are given to cross-state or district movements for the purpose of medical purposes, emergencies, deaths and so on.
Q What is the meaning of cross-state or cross-district travel?
Cross-state travel involves movement from one state to another, while cross-district travel involves movement from one district administrative area to another.
Q What are the districts involved in the PKPB in Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the Federal Territory of Putrajaya?
For the purpose of the state of Selangor, there are nice districts that are subject to PKPB namely:
- Sabak Bernam District and Land Office
- Klang District and Land Office
- Kuala Langat District and Land Office
- Hulu Langat District and Land Office
- Kuala Selangor District and Land Office
- Hulu Selangor District and Land Office
- Gombak District and Land Office
- Petaling District and Land Office
- Sepang District and Land Office
Under PKPB, movement between districts is not allowed, except by obtaining special permission (permit) from the Royal Malaysia Police.
For the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, it refers to the administrative boundary area of the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Land and Minerals Office.
As for the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, it refers to the administrative boundary area of the Office of the Director of Mines of the Federal Territory of Putrajaya.
Q What are the exceptions for cross-state or county movement?
- Movement to obtain food supplies / basic necessities, medical or emergency affairs in the same district.
- Movements across states or districts must only be done after obtaining the PDRM's permission.
- Movement to and from work, where the employee pass or employer confirmation letter should be shown.
- Domestic air movement requires the PDRM's permission.
- Movements for hawkers / small traders who carry out hawker activities / small-scale small businesses require permission from PDRM.
Q What is the capacity of passengers in vehicles allowed in the PKPB area?
- Only two people are allowed in one vehicle for the family for the purpose of obtaining food supply / basic necessities, medical and other necessities as well as carrying out social activities.
- Movement for emergency purposes, the number of passengers is at the discretion of the PDRM Officer.
- The movement of a private vehicle or company or business itself for the purpose of commuting to and from work is permitted depending on the seating capacity of the vehicle.
- Taxi / e-hailing service: Maximum only two passengers allowed.
- The total number of people allowed in the vehicle for the purpose of carrying the necessary goods and services as well as the chain of economic / industrial activities depends on the vehicle trade registration license.
Q What is the meaning of emergency affairs?
Emergency matters means matters for the purpose of treatment, funeral management and other matters, at the discretion of the PDRM Officer.
Q How do I get PDRM's permission to cross states or districts in PKPB areas?
You need to fill in two copies of the PKPB Movement Permit Form which can be downloaded via the National Security Council Facebook or the Royal Malaysia Police Facebook. If there is no internet access or printing facilities, you can get the form at any nearby police station. Supporting documents may be required for approval purposes.
You need to come to the nearest police station with the form that has been filled in to get police permission at the inquiry counter. Supporting documents may be required for approval purposes.
You will be given one copy that has been signed and stamped by the PDRM Officer at the inquiry counter.
The permit form that has been signed and stamped earlier, must be brought along during the movement and shown to the staff if requested during roadblocks.
Q What are the conditions for vehicles that need to cross the PKPB area?
For the movement of vehicles from outside the PKPB area that crosses the PKPB area, you must first obtain the permission of the PDRM at any nearby police station.
The number of passengers allowed depends on the seating capacity of the vehicle.
Q Are individuals who are outside the PKPB area allowed to return to their homes that are inside the PKPB area?
Yes. The individual is allowed to return to his home provided he obtains PDRM 's permission from any nearby police station where the movement will begin.