All that glitters in pawnshops is not gold

Once pawnshops reopened during the conditional MCO, many Malaysians flocked to pawn items of value to get temporary cash relief. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 6, 2020.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

THE economically vulnerable Malaysians were seen making a bee line to pawnshops across the country soon after the movement control order (MCO) was lifted conditionally on Monday.

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