Community credit sector allowed to operate

A customer counts ringgit bills in denominations of 1, 50 and 100 at the service window of a money changer in Kuala Lumpur. File Photo: AFP /Tengku Bahar

KUCHING: The community credit sector is now allowed to operate throughout the extended movement control order (MCO) period in the state.

This was announced by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily Covid-19 update today (June 29).

“The sector is included in the list of essential services and it is permitted to operate effective June 29,” it said.

On another note, the committee also disclosed that the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be implemented in seven locations.

The Sebangun workers’ quarter at Jalan Tanjung Kidurong in Bintulu district will undergo EMCO from June 28 to July 11.

The EMCO will be implemented starting June 29 to July 12 at Stinggan Pulau Riam, Sangan in Tatau, Rumah (Rh) Lewis, Kampung Batu Besai in Sri Aman and Rh Unchie, Ng Ingu Ili, Kabo in Saratok.

Rh Muda, Issu Bangat in Betong as well as Rh Edwin, Batu 4, Sebetan and Rh Ngendin, Emplaie Ulu in Saratok will undergo EMCO from June 30 to July 13.

The committee said the EMCO has been lifted at 13 locations on June 29 namely Kampung Goeblit and Kampung Muara Tebas in Kuching; Kampung Munggu Sabun in Simunajang; Rh Achun Imban, Nanga Kelabu in Tatau; Rh Baha, Kampung Luchong, Tanjung Bijat; Rh Rebi, Kampung Stumbin, Tanjung Bijat, Rh David, Kampung Gran Ban, Tanjung Bijat; and Rh Jack, Kerepok Ulu, Banting, Lingga in Sri Aman.

It also added that the EMCO has ended on the same date for Kemena Holdings’ workers quarters, Jalan Baru Tatau-Bintulu in Tatau; Ladang Semai Mekar workers’ quarters; Rh Peter anak Suring, Silas Tabau, Jalan Ulu Sebauh and Shem Lee workers’ quarters in Bintulu as well as Rh Jau Dungau, Long Seripa, Tabau in Sebauh.