Starting Monday, no RM1 charge at ATMs throughout MCO

Modified 3 Apr 2020, 8:34 am

CORONAVIRUS | Automated teller machines (ATM) connected through the Meps network will no longer be imposing a RM1 charge for transactions starting Monday.

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this will be effective throughout the movement control order (MCO) period, which is scheduled to end on April 14.

This is to reduce the number of people who go to their respective bank's ATMs to make transactions in order to avoid the RM1 charge.

"I hope now you won't crowd the ATMs. Please observe social distancing of 1m," Ismail told a press conference in Putrajaya today.

He added that the government is also encouraging the public to use online banking services for other matters.

The MCO aims to prevent new infections of Covid-19 by waiting out the virus' incubation period.

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