KUALA LUMPUR — March 20, 2020: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has called Malaysians to abide by the movement control order (MCO) being implemented for 14 days until March 31 to curb the spread of the virus.
“To all Malaysians, I want to urge you to abide the MCO. Do not leave your house if there are no urgent matters,” said Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in a special televised address.
The King also reminded the people not to panic as there is sufficient food in the country, while also not spreading fake news.
“I also urge you to cancel your plans to balik kampung (return to hometowns). To parents of brides and grooms, I advise you to postpone wedding receptions until conditions improve.
“Most importantly, maintain self-hygiene. Wash your hands regularly, use a hand sanitiser, put on a face mask and practice social distancing.
“Let us play our part to curb this outbreak together, Insya-Allah.”
Earlier on Friday the Agong visited some locations where the police had mounted roadblocks as part of the MCO’s enforcement.