21 May 2020 – Interstate travel banned after thousands attempt to return to hometowns

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: Malaysia just banned interstate travel for everyone after thousands tried to travel back to their hometown for Hari Raya.
Full details here: https://www.businessinsider.my/malaysia-just-banned-interstate-travel-for-everyone-after-thousands-tried-to-balik-kampung-for-hari-raya

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The decision was made during a Special Meeting of the National Security Council after people thronged police stations to apply for permission to return to their hometowns ahead of the Hari Raya weekend.