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Malaysia's movement control order extended two weeks until Apr 14


Malaysia's movement control order (MCO) will be extended for two weeks until April 14, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Wednesday (Mar 25).

Malaysia started its MCO, that locks down all but essential services, on Mar 18 and it was originally planned until Mar 31. 

"I know you feel burdened but I don't have a choice," said the PM in a televised speech.

"I have to extend the Movement Control Order for your own safety."

He said the government will announce on Friday a more comprehensive economic stimulus package to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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