Produced by REFSA
Did you know that across the 9 stimulus packages announced in Malaysia since March 2020, direct fiscal spending only totals RM87.6 billion or 16.5%?
Faced with a prolonged decline in household income and business profitability, a more ambitious fiscal measure should complement non-fiscal ones to cushion the impact of the pandemic.
- Lift the arbitrary “debt to GDP ratio” and the “interest service ratio” temporarily
- Increase targeted direct cash injections
- Find creative ways to increase revenue collection to supplement government spending
- Protect the vulnerable through enhanced social protection safety net (especially for those in the informal sector)
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