Most Malaysians say they are worse off since MCO 2.0, govt survey finds

Chan Kok Leong Ragananthini Vethasalam Mohd Farhan Darwis

Stress over their children’s online education, financial worries and uncertainty over the lockdowns are among the reasons Malaysians cited for a deterioration in their financial and mental health since the second movement-control order. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, September 15, 2021.

EIGHT in 10 Malaysians say their situations have worsened since the start of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government said.

“Since the third Covid-19 wave and second movement-control order (MCO 2.0), almost 80% of parents said their economic situation and mental health have deteriorated,” the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development told Dewan Rakyat in a written reply today.

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