Board to spend RM7 million on foreign workers’ Covid-19 tests
Firms can’t afford to wait for Socso claims, assistance to reduce risk of transmissions.
How did Perikatan fare in its first year?
Administration prevented economy from tanking but nation needs strategic road map for post-Covid-19 recovery.
What about us, ask entertainment outlet operators
Karaoke centres, bars, nightclubs still can’t reopen under MCO 2.0, many running out of cash.
With Covid-19 vaccine plan, economists look at recovery
Vaccination doesn’t mean relaxation of SOP, need to prevent virus from spreading.
Malaysians want loan moratorium extension
Many struggling to make ends meet, saying deferring loans could be a lifeline.
i-Sinar, i-Lestari won’t hit EPF dividends for 2020, say experts
Fund’s overseas investments, assets for withdrawals to ‘shield’ payouts.
Bosses impose pay cuts, not layoffs to sustain business
Overall mean, median salaries in Malaysia down as a result, says chief statistician.
Pekan Rabu traders survive on online sales as MCO drags on
Some have had to stop taking oders due to overwhelming demand.
Daim slams Covid-19 policy for dragging down economy
Ex-finance minister tells Free Malaysia Today that recovery depends on containing pandemic.
Ominous future for hotels, says group
Prolonged interstate travel ban could see hotels close down for good, many lose jobs.
Malaysian economy shrinks 5.6%
Nation suffered Covid-19, movement restrictions double whammy in 2020.
FixApa creates sense of ‘normalcy’ for gig workers
Platform guides freelancers, brings some consistent income.
Jobless rate to dip by year-end, predict economists
Numbers likely to worsen before things improve on back of anticipated economic recovery.