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Ramasamy: Government might not know the best

The recent directive issued by the Minister of Defence Ismail Sabri that NGOs cannot distribute food and other essential items to the poor and marginalised groups could not have come at the wrong time. Instead, Ismail made it a condition

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Lim: Muhyiddin should announce an economic rescue package for SMEs

We begin today the two-week extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) till April 14. Although the outcome is still uncertain, the Covid-19 statistics during the MCO give hope that JP Morgan’s grim projection of Malaysia peaking at 6,300 Covid-19

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Pakej Rangsangan Prihatin – On the right track! A three faceted crisis

The world is being buffeted by a serious three-faceted crisis. The first aspect and the precipitating cause of this crisis is the Covid 19 pandemic that sweeping all over the world. The pandemic is causing a massive overload on the

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Yoga helps beat the fear of coronavirus

Modern science lets us understand the workings of those yoga methods that have become the test of time, and help us relieve anxiety and relax Being an Indian, for my physical well-being, I am inclined towards the traditional lifestyle and

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Facing Covid19 – “A fast closing window”

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and former President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, Jason Furman have advocated using heavy fiscal firepower for a “whatever-it-takes” economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. Among the drastic measures proposed are: ‘helicopter money,’ where everyone

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Subsidize (the needy), and Incentivize (the able)

The stimulus program announced by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, outlines a laudable list of subsidies, waivers, and deferments needed in these unprecedented times to save lives and support the Rakyat. Speed and implementation are critical success factors

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Malaysian SMEs: We feel left out

#NobodyWouldBeLeftBehind – We feel left out: Malaysian SMEs The #prihatin stimulus package was highly anticipated epically after the MCO as this is the first time, we have the full-blown package. And as Malaysian we welcome it wholeheartedly as it is

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Moratorium for a trader is only a ventilator

Well articulated but pls bear with me , a layman’s opinion … A lot of one off goodies more for B40 , yes it will pump prime the economy temporarily and we all understand the challenges of balancing Budget and

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Musadaah Covid-19 fund meant for all Malaysians misinterpreted

I have never mentioned that the #MUSAADAHCOVID19 fund is merely for Muslims. I have repeatedly explained that it is for those people who are in need regardless of races and religions including the frontliners and others for instance the apprentice officers of

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Impact of MCO on the industrial and manufacturing sector

The movement control order (MCO) promulgated by the Malaysian government has come into force, it is a week old. Despite minor hiccups here and there, MCO is holding well. Effective enforcement is the order of the day. The police have

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