Following Malaysian Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s declaration that the entire country will be on a movement control order starting from 15th June 2021, to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases, InvestPenang would like to inform that:
• InvestPenang office will be closed from 15th June 2021. Operation will resume when there are further directives from the government.
• InvestPenang team will still be working from home and reachable via emails. Please refer to our respective emails at
We remain committed to support our stakeholders through this difficult time.


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Date: 20 March 2020
Time: 8:30am

This is an update from InvestPenang on the current industrial situation with regards to the Restrictive Movement Order starting from 18th to 31st March 2020:
1) Industries that are listed in the ‘essential’ category are allowed to operate at a minimal level. This is to sustain the factories’ operations, instead of a total shut down and starting back up again.
2) As to what level is defined as sustainable, it will be up to the individual factories’ decision.
3) Some factories may choose for a total shut down due to various reasons such as:
a) workers refusing to work;
b) production may be futile as ancillary services such as logistics may not be working or at below efficiency level.
4) For Penang, most of the industries are in the essential categories such as food, medical devices and E&E. As a result, they are allowed to operate at a minimal level.

This is the best outcome in the current difficult situation.