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Malaysians Stuck In Kampungs After Celebrating Hari Raya May Get Fired By Employers

May 27, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob now challenges those who managed to slip past interstate borders to return home before their employers fire them for not showing up at work.

The statement was made by Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, whose organisation is the central establishment in representing private sector employers.

He said those who are currently stranded in their hometown and violated the interstate travel ban can be fired by their employers if they do not report to work after two consecutive days, reported Bernama.

Over the entire course of last week, tens of thousands of Malaysians had attempted to return to their hometown to celebrate Hari Raya, which fell on 24 May. On the eve of the celebration, 1,158 vehicles were ordered to turn back at 162 interstate roadblocks nationwide, while the remaining 156,206 inspected vehicles were allowed to go through.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob declared a blanket ban on all permit-based interstate travel on Thursday after seeing a trend of Malaysians not obliging to his repeated plea to just stay at home.