TITLE: Nationwide Lockdown From 1 - 14 June 2021: Latest Updates On Sectors Permitted To Operate

DATE: 31/05/2021

To All Members


Following the announcement of a full nationwide lockdown on 28 May 2021, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on 30 May 2021 announced the SOPs for the nationwide lockdown that will be enforced from 1 - 14 June 2021. The full list of approved essential services and operations allowed as well as the permitted movement controls can be accessed here, while the list of prohibited services, operations and activities can be accessed here.

It was also announced that essential activities in the Manufacturing and Manufacturing Related Sectors (MRS) will be allowed to operate during the nationwide lockdown, subject to approval from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). For a full list of SOPs for sectors allowed to operate during the nationwide lockdown, please click here . Effective 31 May 2021, all existing permission letters issued by MITI will no longer be valid and companies are required to refer to the relevant ministries regulating their sectors or the National Security Council (MKN).

In compliance with the nationwide lockdown requirements, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) will close our premises (HQ and Regional Offices) from 1 –14 June 2021 and staff will be instructed to work from home (WFH) pending further directives from the Government.

To manage the impacts of the nationwide lockdown on MIA member firms, MIA has written to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to seek further information and to request approval for MIA member firms to operate. MIA is awaiting the MOF’s response and will update members once we receive new information. Meanwhile, member firms are advised to work from home until further notice.

MIA would like to advise members to comply with the policies and SOPs set by the Government to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. The Institute will continue to closely monitor the situation, maintain close communication with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders, and notify members of any future developments.

Our team will be contactable via online channels as follows:

CPE Audit cpeaudit@mia.org.my
Complaints nages@mia.org.my
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General Enquiries communications@mia.org.my
Membership Matters membership@mia.org.my
Member Firm memberfirm@mia.org.my
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Regional Offices Johor: miajbu@mia.org.my 
Northern: miapng@mia.org.my 
Sabah: miakku@mia.org.my 
Sarawak: miakch@mia.org.my 
Technical Enquiries https://member.mia.org.my

We thank you for your understanding and patience and we hope that everyone will stay safe.


Chief Executive Officer