Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob now says that is not set in stone as the situation is still fluid.
“We still do not know whether the conditional MCO that we announced will be extended or ended.
“For Selangor and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, it was supposed to end on Oct 27 and for Sabah, we had set a date as well, but we do not know.
“The situation will change from time to time,” Ismail said in a press conference today.
At the same time, he denied reports of Malacca being placed under enhanced MCO, calling it “fake news”.
“I hold this press conference every day, and if you watch my daily press conferences, I have never said that Malacca would be placed under enhanced MCO.
“If I did not announce it and the Health Ministry director-general did not announce it, then it is fake news. So do not believe (the fake news),” Ismail said.
He was referring to a message going viral on social media, which consists of what appears to be a news article stating Malacca residents would not be allowed to cross state borders starting midnight on Oct 19 till Nov 4 as purportedly announced by Ismail. MKINI
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT / MKINI