5 May 2020

On 1 May 2020, the Malaysian Government announced that save for certain specific prohibited activities and businesses, economic sectors including the construction industry will be allowed to operate from 4 May 2020, subject to compliance with the Government’s SOPs.

Subject to further announcements, with the resumption of operations, employers, certifiers and contractors will be in a better position to assess the true effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on a contractor’s performance - and the extent to which additional time for completion and additional money for disruption and/or prolongation may be warranted under the contract.

This article discusses the relevant contractual provisions relating to claims for additional time and money which may be reviewed.

To read the article, please click here.