Azmin Ali forewarn the State Government that Legal Jurisdiction is Needed

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Azmin Ali prewarn Malaysian Govt

There is a problem that needs to see in the state government which is being hesitant to cooperate with the federal policy of restarting the economy today issued a notice that their acts were not focused on valid authority.

The warning came in a statement from senior minister Azmin Ali, who said that the policy of the federal government has already been made law and can be implemented throughout the world.

Azmin, who is Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry, said state governments who refused to comply faced the possibility who companies would sue for damages. His statement reiterated an earlier FMT article in which legal experts had cautioned against these suits as well.

He said that the legislation made under the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act are clearly designed to prevent and regulate. It prevailed over other existing laws relating to the prevention and management of infectious diseases.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin declared on May 1 that limits on public activity would be lifted and came after seven weeks of a nationwide closure of operations except critical services.

Amid the opposition, however, some countries declared their own version of the conditional movement regulation order. Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak have voiced their concerns on the CMCO to differing degrees, with Selangor and Penang implementing their own market reopening plan following the National Security Council’s decision.

Many states have said they would hold to the partial lockout until May 12 when the MCO’s current process expires. He utter that the CMCO was different from the previous phases of the MCO, whereby the CMCO allowed almost all economic sectors to restart in a regulated and prudent environment.

The government held numerous interaction sessions with economic sector stakeholders, in particular industry groups, local and foreign chambers of commerce and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Consequently, the government’s decision to encourage virtually all sectors of the economy to work to stabilize and revitalize the economy is expected to have a significant effect on the country’s economic development and financial status, not just at the level of the federal government but also for the states.

Lastly, if the governments of the state fail to cooperate in the enforcement of Act 342, they the face the possibility of legal action from different parties, including the players in the industry.

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