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.

#ProjekMuhibah Strategy 1 : FTTIS+V

Instead of blanket lockdowns, REFSA proposes #ProjekMuhibah Policy 1, which comprises a targeted Find, Test, Trace, Isolate, Support and Vaccinate (FTTISV) framework.

Stories from the Ground – Santha, 59, Pudu Akka Restaurant

Santha is the owner of Pudu Akka Restaurant and has run the establishment for nearly 35 years. At four o’clock in the morning, even the birds have yet to rise. Already, Aunty Santha, a jovial 59-year old woman whose hands have coarsened through years of work, can be seen at a nondescript back lane in Pudu bending her back as she stirs pot-fulls of Indian curry. They are recipes passed down through generations in her family.  “I have to cut, I have to cook…watch the fire. So, I don’t eat. I skip my meals,” said Aunty Santha, when we sat

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