Economists point out gaps in Covid exit plan

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

The National Recovery Plan doesn’t address food security, the ‘lost generation’ in education and social safety net measures, says Universiti Malaysia Sarawak economist Madeline Berma. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 25, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA has left many important issues uncovered in its Covid-19 National Recovery Plan, including identifying solutions for the informal sector and the lack of a post-pandemic new economic model, said economists.

They told The Malaysian Insight that the four-phased recovery plan presented by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin did not include protecting the social sectors or indicate how Malaysia would be positioned to resume trading and investing internationally.

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