Self-employed, SMEs need more help

Bernard Saw

A couple running a nasi lemak stall by the roadside in Kuala Lumpur. Businesses that are not registered with the SSM will face difficulties applying for business loans. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 27, 2020.

PUTRAJAYA has to do more to assist the self-employed as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) get back on their feet, said economists.

The government must dole out more financial assistance and introduce targeted policies to help them through the recession triggered by the pandemic, they said.

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!

Sign up or sign in here to comment.


  • These self employed nasi-lemak seller type of business should receive some help after the MCO and not before because they would spend all the money anyway. They can be provided about RM1000 to restart their business because I don't think to restart the business they need any more than that. Probably much less

    Posted 3 months ago by Mike Mok

  • They certainly do and obviously the current package which is yet to be distributed can't last long, what & how to assist these groups

    Posted 3 months ago by Teruna Kelana