Projek Muhibah introduces ten policies to address the socio-economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Our analyses and proposals will help Malaysia build back better, towards a more resilient and equitable economy, a more economically secure workforce, and a stronger and more supportive community.
COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between “essential” and “non-essential” sectors. Here’s how it has affected various sectors across Malaysia.
The government must move away from arbitrary distinctions between “essential” vs “non-essential” sectors. Instead, we need to consider how to gradually re-open businesses using science-based approaches. Here’s how.
In REFSA’s #ProjekMuhibah series, Strategy 3 calls for continued and targeted assistance to businesses and individuals. See infographics here.
The current lockdown is hurting the livelihood of Malaysians. Government must move past arbitrary distinctions between “essential” & “non-essential sectors, focusing instead on applying dynamic SOPs & targeted economic assistance to businesses.
In #ProjekMuhibah Strategy 3, we propose a comprehensive strategy for governments to raise fiscal spending and provide immediate economic assistance to those hit-hardest by the pandemic.
Comprehensive strategy to save lives and livelihoods needed now more than ever, given failure of FMCO and NRP to manage crisis
The EMCO goes to show that the country still lacks a solid strategy to effectively control and manage the pandemic, with a continued reliance on misguided lockdowns that have been a lose-lose situation for lives and livelihoods.