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Photos Show Malaysians Are Still Panic Buying This 2nd Round Of MCO

Thought we already went over this, guys!

Cover image via 我们是马来西亚人 We are Malaysians (Facebook)

Viral photos on social media show that Malaysians swept supermarket shelves clean in a panic buying frenzy following the Prime Minister's recent Movement Control Order (MCO) announcement

Yesterday, 11 January, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin broke the news regarding movement restrictions in eight states and federal territories.

Not long after that, photos of empty shelves at a local supermarket started to make the rounds on Facebook.

Photos were uploaded to the Facebook page dubbed '我们是马来西亚人 We are Malaysians' along with a caption that read, "MCO, finished sweeping."

MCO... Finish sapu... ‍‍‍ #COVID19 #MCO2 #Cheras #KL #ChinaPress

Posted by We are Malaysians on Monday, January 11, 2021

Many netizens expressed their disapproval and said that this should not have happened the second time around

One netizen wrote, "Really can't understand. Not the first time MCO, still behave as if they're totally not allow to go out and will die of hunger or no more foods for them (sic)."

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Meanwhile, another user commented, "First [MCO] before this like this also. They don't know ah [MCO] still can go out. Yeah lah, only one person but still can go out buy groceries. Now second time [MCO] still same."

Image via Facebook

"This is the second time government implemented [MCO]. Why should these people still have to panic?" another person asked.

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister assured that there is sufficient supply in all retail sectors

During his speech, he said, "The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has assured that supply in all retail sectors is sufficient. Monitoring of consumer goods such as sugar, cooking oil, flour, rice, white bread, milk powder, chicken, vegetables, eggs, onions, hand sanitisers, and face mask will be performed daily."

Remember to #JustStayAtHome. Watch the latest update on the COVID-19 situation:

The MCO will be implemented in Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, and three Federal Territories — Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan:

Panic buying will only add to the crisis because it can deprive others of essential items, and can worsen the situation by affecting prices of grocery items:

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