We’re going to have the rug pulled out from under our feet again.
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The current Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) was originally announced to last until 27 October, which is tomorrow.
However, this time, working-from-home was made mandatory. This announcement came halfway into the CMCO with scarce details, causing confusion among the workforce in terms of who actually can travel to their workplaces.
Employers were given little time to prepare letters and circulars for their employees regarding company decisions before such decisions were announced.
Now that we are nearing the end of the original CMCO, the question these employers are asking is whether the CMCO will be extended?
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob noted a few days ago that the announcement on extension will be made today, one day before the original end date.
However, employers are frustrated with the last-minute announcements as it will give them no time to prepare for changes.
Ever since PN took over, we have to wait for the final hour until we can send out circulars to employees. It is very difficult to plan anything ahead these days. It is all last minute and I am not sure if the ministers understand the impact companies are facing coz of this— Jeffrey Ryan (@Jeff_Carlito) October 26, 2020
The CMCO also applied to schools and educational institutions. Teachers and lecturers were required to work from home to conduct online classes.
However, if the CMCO ends as planned tomorrow, they will need to reorganize all learning material to be taught physically in schools again.
Yet as of now, parents, teachers, students, and schoolchildren are still unsure if they should start preparing for the return back to physical learning.
Sekolah anak2 mcm mana ? BDR/WFH mcm mana? rentas daerah boleh tak? Rasanya pukul 9mlm 27/10 baru nak umum— (@Hannah_Ty75) October 26, 2020
Those affected by the CMCO are stuck in a state of nervous waiting. Like they say, ripping off the bandaid quickly is the most painless way to remove it.
When we said Ismail Sabri shouldn’t announce anything until the govt figures out SOPs, doesn’t mean he should wait til the last minute to announce CMCO extension asdfgghjklla— Arisha Rozaidee | Stop #Predatorgram (@ArishaRozaidee) October 26, 2020
so is the government gonna do any announcement regarding the CMCO soon or are they gonna do it last minute like every time?— akmal (@osnapitzakmal) October 26, 2020
Pls update us if CMCO is gonna extend or not? Some of us need to plan ahead for the week/ weeks to come. Its ending tomorrow. Dont leave everything hanging last minute!— ⋆ ᴮᴱSkye⁷ (@jkaysmoon) October 26, 2020
Looks like we’ll just have to wait.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.