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Analysts expect Malaysia's MCO to be extended

They are totting up the likely costs of this in the form of jobs lost and the industries that will be hit the hardest; a number of them see a downside risk to the country's 2021 GDP

The new MCO takes effect from Jan 13 to 26 in six high-risk states - Penang, Selangor, the Federal Territories, Malacca, Johor and Sabah.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S Movement Control Order (MCO), in effect from Wednesday for two weeks, is expected to be extended on the back of the outbreak being far worse than during the last MCO in March 2020, which triggered the first round of lockdowns in the country, analysts have said....

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