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COVID-19 RESPONSE MEASURES Recommendations to the Malaysian Economic Action Council
In response to the call from the Economic Action Council’s for public feedback in the formulation of economic measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur (ECKL) and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacifc (KSI) are pleased to submit the following recommendations and feedback. The proposals build upon the initiatives already undertaken by the government prior to 26th March 2020.
Stimulus for A Resilient, Sustainable and Socially-Responsible Economy
Several Malaysian NGOs issued a joint statement calling for a stimulus for the economy ravaged by effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement covers four main areas - jobs, tourism sector, SMEs, and Food Security.
Allowing Withdrawals from EPF in Light of Covid-19 Ill-advised. More Effective Relief Measures Needed
The Malaysian Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020 announced plans by the Economic Action Council (EAC) to allow members of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to withdraw up to RM500 per month for 12 months from their savings under Account 2 as a source of emergency funding during the COVID-19 crisis. The move is ill-advised as it merely provides short-term relief with long-term ramifications to the country due to insufficient savings when these members retire.
About KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific
KSI is an independent not-for-profit think tank dedicated to improve socio-economic wellbeing through the development of public policy ideas through research, public interaction, and providing insight. We provide policy advocacy, leadership development and strategic planning to policy makers and members of society.
The Kingsley Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific organised its annual Malaysia Economic & Strategic Outlook Forum (MESOF) with the purpose of gauging the economical, political, and business outlook for the nation and region for the coming year.
2020 is expected to be a year of uncertainty. Decrease of revenue from commodities, particularly palm oil, from cuts of imports to India will hamper Malaysia’s growth. A more proactive strategy is needed to attract greater commodity exports, or risk losing out to other countries in the region offering the same products. Yet, Malaysia’s fundamentals remain strong it is expected to post a GDP growth rate of 4.5-4.9% in 2020.
A majority of speakers have urged the government to be consistent with its policies to strengthen business confidence, as well as provide clear direction and plans to develop the country in order to spur growth. In particular, promises made in Pakatan Harapan manifesto need to be fulfilled, including crucial reforms such as the establishment of the IPCMC. The Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 has maintained the Bumiputera-focused affirmative action policy, despite such policies proving ineffective. Concerns were raised with the timing of transition for the Prime Minister’s post which typically lead to a reshuffling in Cabinet and in turn changes in policy, creating uncertainties in market.