The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) is now urging for
production companies filming in states with Conditional Movement Control Order
(CMCO) to return immediately.
The order was made after Senior Minister
(Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the entire
country – with the exception of Sarawak – will now come under the MCO
following the increased number of cases of COVID-19.
“FINAS would like to
inform all production companies that filming activities in all areas within
the MCO have been prohibited. Therefore, we suggest that any production houses
that are still filming in states that were previously under CMCO to expedite
the return process to avoid any limitation and difficulties before the MCO
goes into force on 22 January 2021.”
The agency also stated that all
parties involved in the interstate travel will have to apply for permission to
travel from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and include the Certificate of
Filming (SPP) issued by FINAS as a supporting document.
It is noted that
production companies were already banned from filming around Kuala Lumpur and
Selangor due to the state’s MCO status.
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