The new Malaysia SOP For Travelling that went viral on social media today is FAKE, FAKE, FAKE!
Find out what is this Malaysia SOP For Travelling all about, and why it’s FAKE NEWS!
New Malaysia SOP For Travelling : Face Mask + Social Distancing!
This is the viral message that’s gone viral – a summary of new face mask and social distancing requirements for driving and eating out in Malaysia…
New Malaysia SOP For Travelling : FAKE, FAKE, FAKE!
Here is a short and sweet verdict of the viral message that people have been sharing like crazy today – it’s FAKE NEWS!
Everyone’s worried because 1 August 2020 is the first day of the new mandatory requirement to wear face masks in public in Malaysia. Anyone caught without a face mask in public places will incur a fine of RM 1,000 per person.
Here are the facts why this is yet another fake post on social media :
Fact #1 : Face Masks Only Compulsory In Public Transportation + Public Spaces
On 23 July 2020, Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the face mask will be mandatory in these public spaces starting 1 August 2020.
- Inside public transportation
- Crowded public spaces
- Areas where social distancing is impossible
Fact #2 : MyKad Addresses Cannot Be Used
Malaysian MyKad addresses cannot be used to prove that a group of people in a private vehicle are from the same family. That’s because they are often not updated.
A husband and wife, or even housemates, will often have different addresses, as there is no requirement to change or update addresses even if one is married, or move to a different address.
It is illogical to use MyKad addresses to determine if people are staying together. That’s why the police won’t ask to see the address on your MyKad.
In fact, as we pointed out – it is not mandatory to wear a face mask in your own car in Malaysia, so the police won’t even stop you!
Fact #3 : Social Distancing Is Not Required In Private Vehicles
There is no requirement to perform social distancing in private vehicles. Not even in taxis and e-hailing vehicles.
In the Malaysia Transportation Ministry SOP issued on 23 June 2020, social distancing isn’t required in taxis and e-hailing vehicles, as long as they are from the same family.
Both driver and passengers are protected by the requirement for everyone to wear a face mask inside taxis and e-hailing vehicles in Malaysia.
Fact #4 : MCMC Confirmed That The Post Is Fake
MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) issued not one, but two notices, to refute that the SOPs for wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing in vehicles is FALSE.
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- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
- Wash your food with water (and soap) after purchase and before preparation
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