MCO leaves 60% of export orders unfulfilled


Bernard Saw

Containers at Westports, Port Klang, Selangor. Manufacturers say it may take more than a year for the exports sector to recover from the economic fallout of Covid-19. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 23, 2020.

MORE than half of Malaysia’s exports could not be completed on schedule as non-essential services were shut for the movement-control order (MCO) to curb Covid-19, said manufacturers.

Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) president Soh Thian Lai told The Malaysian Insight that it may take the export sector more than a year to recover from the setback.


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