PUTRAJAYA, July 6 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today held his first meeting with staff of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) after heading the government since March 1.

The meeting which is usually held at Dataran Perdana, Perdana Putra, each month was the first after the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18 to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who wore a black suit, arrived at about 8.26 a.m., sang Negaraku and Jalur Gemilang, and recited prayers together with JPM staff before delivering his message.

“I am grateful that for the first time we are able to hold the JPM monthly assembly which we should have held several months ago but we were going through very challenging times,” Muhyiddin said in his speech after greeting the civil servants.

The assembly was held within the standard operating procedure set by the National Security Council to curb the spread of COVID-19 and was attended by not more than 250 people from 56 agencies under JPM.

Every person there was earlier required to undergo body temperature screening and record their attendance, wear masks, and practise social distancing.


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