Business community urges Putrajaya to drop ‘negative list’, open all sectors

Ravin Palanisamy

Customers gather at a pub in Penang before the Covid-19 pandemic. As the economy reopens, businesses in the entertainment sector say they have had no word from the government on when they may do the same. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 22, 2021.

A GROUP of business associations has urged the government to allow businesses on the national recovery plan “negative list” to reopen, given that most Covid-19 restrictions are being eased.  

Industries Unite business leaders are concerned the negative list, which includes nightclubs and pubs, prevents them from opening, despite states being in at least phase 3 of the recovery plan.

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