Putrajaya spending less on aid than pledged, says economist

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

DATA, based on retirement fund withdrawals and loan moratoriums, show that Malaysians have helped themselves throughout the pandemic with their own funds more than the government, said economist Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid.

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research board of trustees member said Putrajaya has been “stingy” despite the RM530 billion announced through eight economic stimulus packages since March last year.

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