23 April 2020 – Movement Control Order extended a further 14 days to 12 May

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Overview: Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) has once again been extended by another 14 days, until May 12, as announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. This would be the third extension of MCO.
Full details here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/covid-19-malaysia-extends-movement-control-order-may-12-12670228

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Although the number of cases have shown positive outcome, the government is still taking preventative measures until they are confident that the COVID-19 pandemic is completely under control.