Closure due to HIDE listing stigmatising business, says SME group

People shop at Sogo Mall in Kuala Lumpur before MCO 3.0 came into effect. SMEs complain that using HIDE data to list premises in malls as hotspots fails to take into account whether an infected person actually visited the store. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 11, 2021.

A BUSINESS group has urged the government to help clear the stigma of business premises being listed under the hotspots identification for dynamic engagement (HIDE) system.

The Small & Medium Enterprises Association (Samenta) said the government must clarify to the general public that business premises listed on HIDE do not necessarily make them more dangerous than any other.

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