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The Temporary Measures for Reducing The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Bill was passed on 18 August 2020.  The bill seeks to support the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package, Prihatin SME Economic Stimulus Package and the Short-term Economic Recovery Plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Act provides temporary measures to reduce the financial and social impact brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and to modify the relevant provisions in the Limitation Act 1953, the Sabah Limitation Ordinance, the Sarawak Limitation Ordinance, the Public Authorities Protection Act 1948, the Insolvency Act 1967, the Hire-Purchase Act 1967, the Consumer Protection Act 1999, the Distress Act 1951, the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966, the Industrial Relations Act 1967, the Private Employment Agencies Act 1981, the Land Public Transport Act 2010, the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act 1987, the Courts of Judicature Act 1964, the Subordinate Courts Act 1948 and the Subordinate Courts Rules Act 1955.

The summaries below provide a good overview of the new Act:

  1. Malaysia: Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bill 2020 by Baker Mckenzie
  2. The Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bill 2020 by Skrine

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