Thursday, 04 Jun 2020 l 3:12 PM MYT

PETALING JAYA: Unregistered daycare centres should make themselves legal by registering before operating, urged Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that illegal daycare centres could not be monitored during the conditional movement control order (MCO) as they had no records with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.

"We have given permission for registered taska operators to start reopening and these are centres monitored by the ministry, and their operators are all trained.

"There are also unregistered or illegal taska and we are worried over these type of premises because the operators have no training of any sort and if something bad were to happen, it is out of our knowledge.

"I'm appealing to these operators to register with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry so that they can get training and any aid allocated for registered centres," he said during his daily briefings on Thursday (June 4).

He said that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government in allowing registered daycare centres to operate were strict to ensure full compliance and maximum safety of everyone involved.

"Other than appealing for illegal daycare operators to register themselves, I would also like to ask them to download the document on SOPs from the ministry's website.

"That way, they can look in detail at all the SOPs required," he said.

On Tuesday (June 2), all 7,000 registered taska in the country were given the green light to start operating.