We’ll starve if MCO imposed again, say B40 folk


Zaim Ibrahim Sheridan Mahavera Ravin Palanisamy

Food stall operators and other micro-entrepreneurs, as well as daily wage earners, lost their income overnight when the MCO was enforced on March 18. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 25, 2020.

HAMZAH Badarun had no retirement savings when Malaysia went into a partial lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, and if not for government aid, he and his wife would have starved.

“All my EPF (Employees Provident Fund) money was used up for my children’s education,” said the 60-year-old cendol and ais kacang seller in Permatang Pauh, Penang.


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  • Passed Klebang Beach Melaka last Sunday. The amount of crowd gathered there was shocking. The no observance of physical distancing. No one was wearing masks and food stall were operating by the roadside, exposed to the passing traffic. If there is a second wave of COVID19. Whom do we blame.

    Posted 2 months ago by Harit das

  • Even government people are not wearing masks. Hang around the ministries and you will see them wearing masks on their chin or below their nose or no masks at all. And they hang out in groups at the cafes and lobbies of the buildings.

    Posted 2 months ago by Elyse Gim