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Now, Ministry Wants Dining-In Allowed At Eateries During MCO

Now, Ministry Wants Dining-In Allowed At Eateries During MCO

Right now, only take-aways and deliveries are allowed.

Anne Dorall

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The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will be formally requesting for dine-in to be allowed during this Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to FMT, Deputy Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Rosol Wahid noted that the application will be submitted to Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob or the National Security Council (MKN) soon.

Current MCO rules allow cooked food to be sold only for delivery or takeaways.

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Rosol emphasized that this is once again a dilemma between the people’s livelihoods and their health.

According to him, the operation of dine-in for each food premise would be able to revive the economy and improve the lives of at least five individuals involved, including suppliers of raw materials and goods.

(Credit: Yun Huang Yong/Flickr)

Hence, the decision to reopen dining-in would be beneficial not just to food premises themselves, but also to the workers, suppliers, wholesalers of foodstuffs, and all those involved in the food industry.

He will also request that clothing outlets be allowed to operate again ahead of the Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.

After all, many new clusters are found in construction sites whereas there is no emergence of new clusters in business areas such as restaurants and eateries, night markets and premises selling clothing … so we hope the MKN can consider this.

Deputy Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Rosol Wahid

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