MITI letter not valid for residents from EMCO areas

SUBANG JAYA, July 3 – Residents from areas currently under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur can no longer use their working permit letter issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to travel out of their areas to go to work.

A total of 34 areas in the two states are under EMCO from today, July 3 till July 16.

In announcing the EMCO on Thursday, Senior Minister for Security from Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said access to the affected areas will be sealed off to address escalating cases of COVID-19 in the two states.

Apart from the MCO restrictions, the new enhanced version will seen only one representative from per house allowed to go out to buy basic necessities within a radius of 10km, while those needing vaccinated will be allowed to travel.

All essential services will be allowed to operate from 8am to 8pm. Full details can be found on the National Security

While the earlier announcement said those with letters of confirmation from their workers or a valid employee pass will be allowed to go to work, but an announcement issued by the Works Ministry today said that all constructions works have been stopped and that the letter from MITI will no longer apply.

This could be due to the closure of factories in these areas.

Nevertheless, many have been caught by surprise at their areas with police telling them that their letters from MITI are no longer valid.

A taxi driver said that many public transport service providers were also not aware that they need a letter from the Transport Ministry to provide their service. He added that this could be downloaded from the ministry’s website.

A Grab food delivery biker meanwhile said he received a letter today from Grab for permission to continue his food delivery service.

The affected areas include Petaling, Hulu Langat, Sepang, Hulu Langat, Gombak, Kuala Langat, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor and all the districts under the area as well as the city of Kuala Lumpur.