Ismail Sabri: Restaurants Can Now Open Until 2AM

Convenience stores can also open past midnight.

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Operating hours for restaurants and convenience stores have been extended, announced Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

According to the Senior Minister, the outlets can now remain open past midnight until 2am.

The announcement by Ismail Sabri was carried in a tweet by the official Twitter handle of the Minister of Health (MOH) earlier today, 10 September.

The new extended hours will be allowed starting Friday, 11 September

According to Ismail Sabri, the National Security Council (NSC) decided to extend the operating hours after listening to many business operators who had 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," Ismail said during his security briefing today, 10 September.

"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," he added.

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