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“Work From Home ONLY For Public & Industrial Sectors” Defence Minister Clarifies After Much Confusion


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Every worker in the CMCO areas was confused after the work from home directive was issued by Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri yesterday (20 October). The industries involved were not mentioned clearly and MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) is supposed to be releasing a detailed list of industries involved.

In his live press conference today Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri clarified that the work from home directive yesterday ONLY applies to those in the industrial and public sectors. Other sectors including food, grocery stores and security can continue to operate as usual.

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The minister further added that MITI will provide further details regarding the industries involved today. “Besides the public and industries sector, other sectors can operate as usual under new norms,” he said.

Earlier today, MITI  issued out a media statement that they’ve allowed a maximum of 10% of workers in the following industries to be in the office. The industries are:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Law
  • ICT
  • Planning

These employees are only allowed to be in the office for a maximum of four hours per day (10am till 2pm) and three days per week.


Also read: JUST IN: Only 10% Of Employees In Selected Sectors Will Be Allowed To Work In Office

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