Muhyiddin Announces MCO Extension to May 12 in Ramadan Address

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The government will extend the movement control order (MCO) for another two weeks from its current expiry on April 28, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced tonight.

In the prime minister’s address on the eve of Ramadan, however, he said the government would ease some of the restrictions imposed under the movement control order (MCO).

This includes allowing tertiary students to return home from the universities where they were currently sheltering and possibly allowing those who left for their hometowns before the MCO to return.

“This is just a minor relaxation,” he stressed as the campaign against Covid-19 was not over.

Meanwhile, Keeper of the Rulers Seal Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced this evening that Muslims in Malaysia will begin fasting tomorrow.

He said the date for Ramadan’s start in all states was set following a decree by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah after receiving the Malay rulers’ consent.

The announcement was aired on Radio Televisyen Malaysia.

Syed Danial had said the sighting of the new moon to determine the start of the fasting month was fixed for today.