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The Ministry of Transport said in a statement that restriction will not be placed on commercial vehicles operating during the Movement Control Order.
According to MOT, owners of commercial vehicles are not required to request for an endorsement letter from MOT. They only needed to produce the verification letter from their employers when requested by enforcement personnel and special lanes would be designated at all roadblocks for them.
For other logistics companies, such as freight forwarders and warehouse operators that are registered with an association, MOT said, an endorsement from MOT could be obtained from their respective associations.
"This letter must be shown together with proof of membership in the association when requested by enforcement personnel at roadblocks," it said.
For companies that are not registered under any association or non-governmental organisation, an endorsement letter can be applied at https://application.mot.gov.my/.
Meanwhile, MOT has advised public transport users to comply with the related standard operating procedures (SOPs) announced by the National Security Council (NSC), such as practicing physical distancing, and maintaining good hygiene.
Six states - Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories, Melaka, Johor and Sabah have been imposed with MCO from 13th Jan until 26th Jan by the government.
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