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Malaysian production companies to halt filming during MCO

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) has recently released a statement to announce that several production activities will have to be postponed during the Movement Control Order period, which is from 13-26 January 2021.

On 12 January, Chairman Zakaria Abdul Hamid posted the agency's statement on social media, stating that no production company should be filming in states where the lockdown has been imposed, which include Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, and Johor.

No filming in KL and Selangor during MCO

However, there will be no objection to these studios filming their movies or television shows in states that are currently under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) - with the condition that companies would abide by the Standard Operating Procedures, which include proper management of health and safety protocols, screening tests, social distancing, and disinfection.

These include Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Perlis, and Sarawak.

"FINAS will continue to share information on the latest development from time to time through the media, its official website, as well as social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter," the statement added.

FINAS releases its statement regarding the MCO

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