Govt tapping more data to direct aid to needy

A girl sitting in a stall run by her parents inside an empty mall in Kuala Lumpur. Businesses are still suffering over the various movement restrictions depite the government pumping billions into the economy. – AFP pic, March 6, 2021.

THE government is tapping into more data compiled by various ministries to narrow down its assistance to individuals and businesses that are still reeling from the year-long health pandemic, said Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Aziz.

“We are holding discussions at the finance and relevant ministries level on how we can help, especially in the sectors that are still affected by this epidemic,” he said.

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