“I Don’t Have a Choice”, PM Says After Extending MCO ’til 14 April

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The movement control order (MCO) which was originally scheduled to end on March 31 has been extended to April 14.

In a live telecast today, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said he was given a briefing by the National Security Council and Health Ministry. He said the trend showed new Covid-19 positive cases had spiked. These cases are expected to grow for a while before Malaysia can see the number of new cases decline.

“The government is of the opinion that the movement control order should continue. In line with this, the government have decided to extend the MCO until April 14. I am informing you on the extension earlier so that the people can be prepared,” he said. The PM pleaded with the rakyat to follow orders in his speech, at one point saying, “I don’t have a choice”.

He also urged the rakyat to remain calm and added “although the MCO has been extended, you don’t have to unnecessarily stock up on food because the supply is enough.”

“I assure you, there is enough food for everybody,” he continued.

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