Ismail Sabri: All shops in malls to close from June 1 except supermarkets, eateries and those selling necessities

Customers queuing up with the trollies at the Aeon Kinta City supermarket in Ipoh to stock up their supplies as government announced enhanced movement control order (EMCO) May 21, 2021. — Picture by Farhan Najib
Customers queuing up with the trollies at the Aeon Kinta City supermarket in Ipoh to stock up their supplies as government announced enhanced movement control order (EMCO) May 21, 2021. — Picture by Farhan Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — All shops in shopping malls will close under the third movement control order (MCO 3.0) except for supermarkets, hypermarkets, eateries and those selling necessities.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said those allowed to operate are: food and beverage, necessities, pharmacy, self-care, mini marts, convenience stores and restaurants that do take-aways and deliveries.

“Supermarkets, hypermarkets, pharmacies, self-care stores, convenience stores, mini marts, and sundry stores as well as department stores can only open their food, beverage and necessities sections only,” he said at a press conference today.

Other shops allowed to open:

  • Restaurants, food stalls and other eateries (only take-aways and deliveries)
  • Laundromats
  • Animal care and food shops
  • Opticians
  • Hardware stores
  • Vehicle workshops, maintenance and replacement parts
  • E-commerce (All categories of products)
  • Wholesalers and suppliers (all categories of essential services only)

Ismail Sabri said that the types of shops listed above are only allowed to operate between 8am and 8pm daily.

The daily operation hours for pasar harian are between 6am and 2pm, while pasar segar terkawal can open from 7am to 12 noon.

Permanent farmers’ markets known as pasar tani kekal in Malay, MyFarm Outlets (MFO) and local farmers’ organisation complexes (Kompleks Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan) can open from 6am to 4pm daily.

Wholesale markets are allowed to operate between 12.01am to 6am, and from 11am to 4pm.

Ismail Sabri said other form markets, such as farmers’ markets, weekly markets and night markets, are not allowed to operate.

Completing the list, he said petrol stations will be allowed to operate only between 6am and 8pm, except for those on highways, which can remain open 24 hours a day.

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