You Can Now 'Lepak Mamak' Past Midnight Again!

you can now 'lepak mamak' past midnight again!

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This is probably one of many rulings amid the coronavirus pandemic that Malaysians are eager to hear, and that’s finally being able to eat out past midnight!

During his daily press briefing today (September 10th), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that eateries, restaurants, and convenience stores will now be allowed to open until 2am.

This was decided by the National Security Council (NSC) yesterday (September 9th), after many business operators complained about a lack of income.

“Many complaints, especially in tourist places like Langkawi. They are forced to close at 12am and since there is no entertainment they can only eat.

“These operators asked us if we can extend the time for them to operate and we agreed to it. This, however, is not just for Langkawi but also for all areas,” Ismail said.

Malaysians, of course, are just thrilled by the news…

Originally, under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), F&B outlets were only allowed to operate till midnight.

So start planning your Friday night mamak sesh, because the new ruling starts tomorrow (September 11th)- just don’t forget to stay safe and maintain physical distancing! 


by Kyle Roshen Jacob