Senior minister: Only virtual AGM allowed for companies, societies and associations during MCO

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob said leverage may be given if any company, society or association wants to conduct their AGM or meetings online. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob said leverage may be given if any company, society or association wants to conduct their AGM or meetings online. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — All companies, cooperatives, associations and organisations are required to postpone their annual general meetings (AGM) to another date on the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH) during the movement control order (MCO).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob said, however, leverage may be given if any company, society or association wants to conduct their AGM or meetings online.

“We want to avoid situations that require many people to convene in one place,” he said during his daily press briefing today.

On a related matter, Ismail Sabri asked hoteliers to contact the government if they would like their property to be used as a quarantine centre. 

Although he did not specify the reason, he added that as an incentive, the hotels in question will be offered Sales and Service Tax (SST) exemption in return.

“I would like to ask any hotel that is interested in helping the government to contact Nadma (National Disaster Management Agency). 

“I hope more hotels will come forward to help out as the government will give them SST exemption. 

“So, to any hotel operators that want to lend a hand, just contact Nadma or the Ministry of Tourism,” he said.

At present, there are 190 quarantine centres operating across Malaysia, with 17,008 individuals undergoing mandatory quarantine.

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