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Govt has not made decision to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory — PM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — The government has not made a decision to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said, however, those who had not taken the vaccine injections were encouraged to do so to enjoy various privileges, including able to return to their hometowns.

“Even for matters of worship such as performing the Umrah (minor Haj) it is also mandatory by the Saudi Arabian government, I am confident that the same condition will be imposed for permission to perform the Haj which is expected to start next year.

“The Public Service Department has issued instructions to civil servants to take the vaccine otherwise action will be taken.

“Mindef (the Ministry of Defence) … has issued a directive that whoever (military personnel) does not take the vaccine is considered to be violating Mindef

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