Chinese restaurants looking at grim lunar new year

Angie Tan

An empty shopping mall at the start of MCO 2.0 in Kuala Lumpur last week. Many businesses banking on the Chinese New Year period are resigned to almost zero income if the movement restrictions are extended. – AFP pic, January 18, 2021.

CHINESE restaurant owners have had their hopes of business recovery during this year’s lunar new year celebrations crushed by the reimplementation of the two-week movement-control order (MCO) from last Wednesday.

They fear the January 13-26 MCO will be extended to cover the Chinese New Year period, which falls on February 12.

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