While the government has initiated several programmes to address this, it remains to be seen if such initiatives will fill the growing gap, or if these multinationals will inject cheaper foreign labour into their operations.
With strong economic fundamentals, the government is confident in the prospect of sustainable recovery, equitable economic growth and shared prosperity, says International Trade and Industry Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Klang MP Charles Santiago says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has repeatedly espoused the virtues of ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ and ‘Shared Prosperity’ but has not outlined how poor and marginalised Malaysians will benefit from those ideals.
Experts in various fields outline wish list for Budget 2022, hoping more allocations be set aside to develop Sabah and Sarawak, and to support small and medium enterprises.
Prolonged periods of cheap money and tech giants’ unabated power, has global superpowers working to reverse accelerating inequality, writes economic researcher Azizul Amiludin.
Policymakers hope to convince Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during National Security Council meeting tomorrow that lockdown isn’t the only option. Also in our news round-up today, Pakatan Harapan calls for private hospitals to be allowed to vaccinate paying customers.
Burger King Malaysia says the growing trend towards healthier eating, availability of strategic business sites among factors for the company to expand despite on-going Covid-19 battle.
Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute’s (Asli) Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam says while Budget 2021 will not be an easy one, the government must have the will to introduce policies that provide equal opportunities to all Malaysians.
State-level National Day parade among activities lined up in historical Taiping but locals need more than just events to boost economy and lure youngsters to stay put.