Bold policies needed to save and create jobs, kickstart economy, says think-tank

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Refsa advocates government policies that will ensure a better quality of life for all Malaysians, built upon a solid economic system that seeks to resolve problems that come from inequality, poor social mobility, and inadequate social protection. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 30, 2020.

PUTRAJAYA should undertake a a “mission-oriented” industrial policy to create new jobs in the medium to long term amid a gloomy economic backdrop, said a think-tank.

Research for Social Advancement (Refsa) research director Ivey Kwek said the mission could be broken down into three pursuits, which are to protect Malaysians livelihoods, create more high quality jobs, and build a resilient and sustainable economy.

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