Interdistrict travel SOP: MITI informs PDRM via Twitter that police stamp on letter is not required

Malaysia has imposed a nationwide interstate and interdistrict travel restriction starting from today. When the new order was announced on Saturday, Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had mentioned that all forms of travel between districts and states must require police permission, however, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) later clarified that employees are allowed to cross borders as long as they have their authorisation letters.

It appears that not everyone is on the same page. An individual had complained online that she was told to get her company letter stamped by the police. According to MITI’s announcement, this isn’t required.

Responding to her tweet, MITI had thanked her for feedback before tagging the Royal Malaysia Police to remind them of the travel requirement. At the moment, the National Security Council (NSC) has not made a clear announcement to confirm MITI’s travel requirement for people needing to cross district and state borders for work.

In yesterday’s statement, the NSC had mentioned that those who need to seek medical treatment and appointments can travel interdistrict by showing their appointment card.

Did you get stopped at a road block on the way to work? Let us know if you are required to show a stamped authorised letter in the comments section below.


Alexander Wong