Battered SMEs still paying CNY bonuses


Khoo Gek San

Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and personal protective equipment can easily reward their workers with a bonus payment after a year of roaring business. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 15, 2022.

EVEN though many companies barely survived the economic ravages of Covid-19, a recent survey showed that 90% of Malaysia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could still afford to pay their workers a bonus or at least an ang pow for Chinese New Year.

Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) could reward their workers with at least two months’ pay after a year of roaring business.


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