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First Prihatin, Then Penjana And Now Permai: Malaysia's Aid Packages Ride To The Rescue, Again

Laurence Todd, Director of Research and Development, Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

19-Jan-21 07:17

First Prihatin, Then Penjana And Now Permai: Malaysia's Aid Packages Ride To The Rescue, Again

Another Covid-19 aid package has been announced, this time worth RM15 billion, to help people cope with MCO 2.0. Significantly smaller than the RM250 billion aid package announced after the first MCO last year and short of details in terms of speed, delivery and direct fiscal injects, observers ask, 'is this enough'?

Laurence Todd, Director of Research and Development at The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), addresses.

Image Credit: EPA-EFE

Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Khoo Hsu Chuang, Philip See, Wong Shou Ning


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