KUALA LUMPUR – Although the government has relaxed restrictions on inter-district travel, Hari Raya visitation will remain as a forbidden activity.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, not all movement will be allowed under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
The same restriction is also imposed on social activities and sports, he said.
“For example, football is not allowed as it is under the negative list, however, other sports such as badminton and golf are allowed.
“As announced by the Prime Minister, returning to the hometown for Hari Raya is forbidden,” he said in an exclusive interview with BH recently.
Meanwhile, when asked about the permission for Friday prayers and tarawih at surau and mosques, he said, there is no decision on the matter yet.
“The Minister at Prime Minister’s Department on religious affairs had presented the proposal but we have yet to decide anything. Perhaps we will discuss further at the Cabinet Meeting.
“The proposal however, will not be implemented now. Perhaps in a week or two. I think it would be better for the relevant minister to comment on that,” he said.
On the other hand, Ismail Sabri also said that he needs to be careful about his actions as the people are always watching.
That includes what he chooses to wear and his image during the news conference at 2.00 pm every day.
“I find it interesting that people say that my clothes look like cakes. During the fasting month, I can understand that everyone are thinking about cakes.
“I see this as something positive as the people are watching what I am doing. Therefore, I cannot make any mistake. Even my clothes come into their attention,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette