The situation for the new normal is still on the range of observation on how to regain people from being used to it while moving forward and in view of this, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, businesses are not required to make their workers experience compulsory 14-day self-quarantine after interstate flight. He said that although some states like Sabah and Sarawak required travelers from the Malaysian peninsula to complete a 14-day quarantine, this was not an interstate or inter-district travel requirement within the Malaysian peninsula.

They highlighted that even if they don’t encourage international travel here in the peninsula without consent, there might be situations concerning some that do so with police authorization. They will not have to endure quarantine. That is only required of those who return from abroad.

He thinks these are employers who took it upon themselves to introduce these requirements but it’s not part of their guidance. Not just forcing them to quarantine for 14 days, but also taking unpaid leave or annual leave.

During his daily press briefing, Ismail Sabri was asked to comment on certain employers who have required their staff to go on a 14-day quarantine upon returning from another dist

During his regular press conference, Ismail Sabri was asked to comment on some employers who, after returning from another region, wanted their workers to go on a 14-day quarantine, or state it for work or personal purposes. There have also been instances when the time is removed from their regular leave or marked as unpaid leave.

Ismail Sabri said this could contravene any labour or human resources statute, and if that were valid, action against the employees should be taken.


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