Government may look into tweaking the CMCO so the prohibition could be included.
Children may be barred from shopping centres if parents refuse to prioritise their safety, said Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The defence minister said currently, there are no restrictions on families with kids going to malls.
“There are parents who have taken their children to shopping malls, but they must ensure their children’s safety.
“At the moment, there are no restrictions. But it is their responsibility to make sure that their children are safe.
“We may impose restrictions if parents refuse to prioritise their children’s safety. We will look into this,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 security matters in Putrajaya today.
The senior minister said the government may look into tweaking the CMCO so the prohibition could be included.
“Under Act 132 we don’t set the rules that parents cannot bring their kids to the malls and so on,” he said.
“But as I said before the safety of your kids is your responsibility and you should ask yourself is it safe to bring them around to places where there are large crowds or in confined spaces like the markets and all?
“Yes, currently there may be no (law) but we can change the Act to include prohibiting parents taking their children out in the negative list.”