Working or meeting on weekends or public holidays during FMCO period

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asked on Jun 11, 2021 at 14:13
edited on Jul 9, 2022 at 02:34
May I know whether we can file complaint to Kementarian Sumber Manusia if we are required to work or attend meeting during weekends or public holidays during FMCO period. Thank you.
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answered on Jun 12, 2021 at 01:43
edited Jun 12, 2021 at 01:56
by   jeff005
M.C.O. (Movement Control Order)

MCO is a Legislative Order derived from 

1.  Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988
2.  The Police Act 1967, which cover a range of activities.

we can file complaint to kementarian sumber manusia if we required to work or meeting during weekend or public holiday in fmco period
Every worker have constitutional rights to make complaints to a Govt Agency including making lawsuits.

in fmco period
Which fmco are you refering to?
first MCO or
failed MCO or
final MCO?

MCO is a legal definition in Malaysia only and is a singular term. Currently we are under MCO 3.0 as described by the Authorities.

"FULL" MCO means / includes curfew.

to work or meeting during weekend or public holiday
There is only one public holiday in MCO 3.0 (1st - 14th June now extended to 28 June). What is the issue for "some workers" in some trades to work on Malaysian Gazetted Public Holidays?

(Note : To clarify, the Employment Act 1955 provides: Employees are entitled to 11 gazetted public holidays, 5 of which must be National Day, the Birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Birthday of the Ruler or the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of the state where the employee works, Worker's Day/Labour Day, and Malaysia Day).

It all bores down what has been stated in the Employment Contract / Appointment Letter you have signed with your employer when you first join or before joining.
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answered on Jun 14, 2021 at 12:34

Sample of a MITI issued permit to operate during MCO 3.0
The above permit is for "essential services".

The company have to use their letterhead to certify the employment of their worker/s while crossing districts.


Sample of MITI Permit to operate restaurants / foodstalls :-


Nota :

There is no such term as "fmco" as stated in the topic above.

MKN have issued press release that during the past 12 days of MCO 3.0 there is an average of 800 summons issued DAILY for breaking SOPs.

If people do not under the TERMS  used by the various govt ministries, then people would likely be penalized with fines plus jail term (for serious infringements).

Check your own risks.. !!
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