Putrajaya did not consult state govt over Klang CMCO, claims Selangor exco

Teng Chang Khim says the Selangor government had called for a state-level NSC meeting to iron out details of the CMCO shortly after it was announced yesterday. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A Selangor state executive councillor has claimed that Putrajaya did not consult the state government prior to announcing the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Klang.

State executive councillor Teng Chang Khim said the federal government did not provide any particulars to the state, such as the specific areas affected.

In a Facebook post, he said the Selangor government had called for a state-level National Security Council (NSC) meeting to iron out the details of the CMCO, shortly after it was announced yesterday.

However, he said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had called Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari and other chief ministers and menteris besar to attend a meeting late in the evening.

“This has disrupted the state government’s plan to convene the state-level NSC meeting to iron out all foreseeable problems as a result of the CMCO,” he said.

Earlier today, Amirudin announced that the NSC would take charge and provide details on the CMCO in Klang instead of the Selangor government.

He said the state had presented suggestions from various agencies and departments in Klang during a meeting with the NSC and Muhyiddin at 11am.

“The NSC under the federal government will announce the details of the CMCO in Klang and the state government will work to the best of its abilities with all agencies to ensure the well-being of the rakyat,” he said in a statement.

He added that the state government would continue to conduct Covid-19 screenings in red zones to control the spread of the virus.

Yesterday, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Sandakan, Papar and Tuaran in Sabah as well as Klang in Selangor will be under CMCO from Oct 9.

The four districts are currently classified as red zones, having recorded more than 40 Covid-19 cases.