18 March 2020 – Selangor suspends Friday prayers at all mosques

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Ethnic and Minority Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: State (Selangor)
Lead People/Agency: The directive came via a statement from the Selangor palace which was signed by Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani

Overview: Friday prayers at all mosques in Selangor have been suspended until April 17. The statement said that gatherings, talks and activities in all mosques, surau and prayer venues are suspended.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/18/friday-prayers-in-selangor-suspended-for-a-month

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat