2021 Malaysian Banking and Finance Summit News Clips

21 Sep 2021, The Edge

The role of banks and financial institutions in supporting national economic recovery

The copy of the opening keynote address by the Minister of Finance


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21 Sep 2021, The Edge

Banks need to be proactive, support borrowers in difficult times, says BNM

The banking industry will need to be proactive and ensure that it continues to build the capacity required to extend support to borrowers who need help in a timely and efficient manner, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour. He said this includes extending new financing to support the economic recovery as more businesses are gradually allowed to resume operations. “Since the structural reforms of the post-Asian Financial Crisis era, banks have been a source of stability and strength.


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21 Sep 2021, The Edge

Banks must help rebuild businesses, particularly MSMEs, post pandemic, says Mustapa

Banks and financial institutions must help rebuild businesses post pandemic, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which have been hit hard, and as demand for financing rises in a reopened economy. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said as the pandemic also presents opportunities for businesses, especially in the area of digitalisation, banks therefore should help businesses, especially MSMEs, to modernise, digitalise and transform their operations. “Banks should do more to support high-tech businesses. For example, banks must continue supporting and encouraging start-ups in the digital space. These new businesses are at the forefront of the innovative economy, and they must be given the facilitation they need,” he said in his special address at the virtual 2021 Malaysian Banking and Finance Summit today. “Banks are also undergoing massive changes, especially those brought about by technology. For as the traditional brick-and-mortar model of banking becomes a thing of the past, and virtual banking becomes more widespread, these changes will have an impact on bank employees.”


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21 Sep 2021, Berita Harian

Kerajaan peringkat akhir lancar Baucar Perlindungan Tenang

Kerajaan dalam peringkat akhir untuk melancarkan program Baucar Perlindungan Tenang, bantuan RM50 untuk membolehkan rakyat membeli insurans atau takaful. Menteri Kewangan, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, berkata menerusi inisiatif bagi meningkatkan jaringan perlindungan sosial rakyat, baucar itu dijangka dapat dimanfaatkan sehingga 8.4 juta penerima Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR). "Bantuan program Baucar Perlindungan Tenang hasil kerjasama Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), syarikat insurans dan takaful akan membantu penerima BPR membeli perlindungan insurans dan takaful daripada penyedia berlesen," katanya. Beliau berkata demikian ketika menyampaikan ucaptama secara maya pada Sidang Kemuncak Kewangan dan Perbankan Malaysia 2021 anjuran KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific hari ini.


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21 Sep 2021, Berita Harian

Institusi kewangan berperanan penting pulih ekonomi

Institusi kewangan akan memainkan peranan penting dalam membangun semula Malaysia dan memulihkan ekonomi selepas terjejas akibat COVID-19. Menteri Kewangan, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, berkata memandangkan kedudukan sektor kewangan terikat dengan ekonomi lebih meluas, adalah penting untuk industri perbankan meningkatkan usaha memacu semula pemulihan ekonomi sambil menyokong kesinambungan perniagaan, terutama dalam memulakan perniagaan apabila ekonomi dibuka kembali. "Dalam hal ini, industri perbankan diharap dapat memudahkan pinjaman dengan syarat pembiayaan dan pembayaran yang akomodatif, termasuk mengambil bahagian dalam penawaran program iTEKAD yang menyokong pengusaha mikro untuk memulakan dan mengekalkan perniagaan mereka. "Selain itu, institusi kewangan juga perlu menyokong termasuk mempelbagaikan skim pembiayaan, segmen peminjam yang paling tidak dilayan baik sektor perhotelan, perusahaan mikro atau usahawan wanita.


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21 Sep 2021, Berita Harian

Institusi perbankan digesa bantu peniaga bangkit

Institusi perbankan digesa menyokong pembangunan semula perniagaan pasca COVID-19, termasuk perusahaan mikro, kecil dan sederhana (PMKS), kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Beliau berkata, keutamaan yang perlu diberi perhatian oleh institusi kewangan adalah memastikan perniagaan mendapat akses kepada pinjaman ketika ekonomi dibuka semula. "Bank harus membantu membina semula perniagaan sama ada besar atau kecil. Perhatian khusus perlu diberikan untuk membangunkan kembali PMKS yang terjejas oleh pandemik. "Kita melihat wabak ini juga menyediakan peluang perniagaan terutama dalam bidang digitalisasi. Justeru, bank harus membantu perniagaan, terutama PMKS untuk memoden, mendigital dan mengubah operasinya," katanya.


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21 Sep 2021, Berita Harian

Bank perlu bantu peminjam dalam tempoh sukar

Industri perbankan perlu proaktif dan memastikannya terus membina kapasiti yang diperlukan untuk memberi sokongan kepada peminjam yang memerlukan bantuan dengan cekap dan tepat pada masanya, kata Timbalan Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour. Beliau berkata, ini termasuk memberikan pembiayaan baharu untuk menyokong pemulihan ekonomi berikutan lebih banyak perniagaan sudah dibenarkan untuk beroperasi semula secara berperingkat. "Sejak pembaharuan struktur selepas era Krisis Kewangan Asia, bank menjadi sumber kestabilan dan kekuatan.


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21 Sep 2021, The Star

Banks to play critical role through lens of '3Rs'

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said the banking industry is expected to operate through the lens of the "3Rs" - recovery, resilience and reform - in aid of the economic recovery as well as in promoting sustainable business practices. This was in line with the key thrusts of Budget 2022, which will remain expansionary and conceptualised as a recovery budget. "2022 will be a critical year for Malaysia, a rare window to jumpstart not just an economic recovery, but a recovery of industries, livelihoods and jobs, especially those hit hardest by the pandemic," he said during his keynote address at the Malaysian Banking and Finance Summit 2021.


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21 Sep 2021, Bernama

Budget 2022 to remain expansionary - Tengku Zafrul budget

Budget 2022 will remain expansionary and is conceptualised as a recovery budget to support the government’s wider and longer term reform efforts under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said riding on Budget 2022’s three main areas of focus, the 3Rs, namely Recovery, Resilience and Reform, banks and financial institutions, including development financial institutions (DFIs), will play a critical role moving forward. “The year 2022 will be a critical year for Malaysia, a rare window to jumpstart not just an economic recovery, but the recovery of industries, livelihoods, and jobs, especially those hit hardest by the pandemic,” he said in his opening keynote address at the 2021 Malaysian Banking and Finance virtual summit today.


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21 Sep 2021, Bernama TV

Bernama News 6pm 21 September 2021 With Suriati Sanusi (min18:21)

Coverage of the summit can be found on the 21st minute


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21 Sep 2021, Free Malaysia Today

Pandemic has boosted digital banking, e-wallets, says Tengku Zafrul

The pandemic has brought about major shifts in the country with a significant increase in cashless payments and the use of online banking, finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz said. He said that in the 12 months up to June, a number of key indicators had shown how people and businesses had adopted online banking to greater effect.


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21 Sep 2021, Free Malaysia Today

One-stop platform for govt aid from next month

Putrajaya is developing a single digital platform for everyone who needs to access government assistance, and hopes to finalise it by the end of October. Economic affairs minister Mustapa Mohamed said this would ensure nobody in need is left behind.


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21 Sep 2021, Free Malaysia Today

Pull your weight and do more, Mustapa tells banks

Banks must step up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in the wake of Covid-19, in order to show that they are willing to work for the benefit of the people, Mustapa Mohamed said today. During his special address at the 2021 Malaysian Banking and Finance Summit, the economic affairs minister said this would be to address the “negative” sentiments towards banks by the general public.


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21 Sep 2021, Astro Awani

Bajet 2022 kekal bercirikan pengembangan - Tengku Zafrul

Bajet 2022 akan kekal bercirikan pengembangan dan berkonsepkan sebagai belanjawan pemulihan untuk menyokong usaha pembaharuan kerajaan yang lebih meluas dan berjangka panjang di bawah Rancangan Malaysia Ke-12 (RMK-12). Menteri Kewangan Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz berkata berdasarkan tiga fokus utama Bajet 2022 iaitu memacu pemulihan ekonomi (recovery), membina semula daya ketahanan negara (resilience) dan memangkin pembaharuan (reform), bank dan institusi kewangan termasuk institusi kewangan pembangunan (DFI) akan memainkan peranan penting untuk terus maju.


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21 Sep 2021, Astro Awani

Bank perlu proaktif, sokong peminjam dalam tempoh sukar - BNM

Industri perbankan perlu proaktif dan memastikannya terus membina kapasiti yang diperlukan untuk memberi sokongan kepada peminjam yang memerlukan bantuan dengan cekap dan tepat pada masanya, kata Timbalan Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour. Beliau berkata ini termasuk memberikan pembiayaan baharu untuk menyokong pemulihan ekonomi berikutan lebih banyak perniagaan telah dibenarkan untuk beroperasi semula secara berperingkat.


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09 Sep 2021, Malaysiakini

'Untold damage' to economy unless govt tackles forced labour claims: Ex-minister

Reforms toward national recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic should include changes in labour policies that affect both local and migrant workers, the government was told today. On the issue of migrant workers, the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur Advisory Council chairperson Abdul Wahid Omar warned that failure to address allegations of forced labour would result in untold damage to the economy.


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09 Sep 2021, Malaysiakini

Palm oil association wants migrant workers recruitment freeze lifted

As the country moves towards national recovery after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has urged the government to lift a ban on migrant workers recruitment. MPOA chief executive officer Mohammed Nageeb Wahab said this was as the industry has over the years became reliant on migrant workers, representing about 84 percent of its total workforce, mostly doing harvesting work


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21 Sep 2021, the Sun

Banks must help rebuild businesses, particularly, MSMEs post pandemic : Mustapa

Banks and financial institutions must help rebuild businesses post-pandemic, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which have been hit hard by the pandemic, and as the demand for financing rises in a reopened economy. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed(pix) said as the pandemic also presented opportunities for businesses, especially in the area of digitalisation, banks therefore should help businesses, especially MSMEs, to modernise, digitalise, and transform their operations.


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21 Sep 2021, The Malaysian Insight

Banks must help rebuild businesses post-pandemic, says Mustapa

BANKS and financial institutions must help rebuild businesses post-pandemic, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which have been hit hard by the pandemic, and as the demand for financing rises in a reopened economy, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Mustapa Mohamed said. According to the minister, as the pandemic also presented opportunities for businesses, especially in the area of digitalisation, banks therefore should help businesses, especially MSMEs, to modernise, digitalise, and transform their operations.


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21 Sep 2021, Malay Mail

Tengku Zafrul: Budget 2022 to remain expansionary, with focus on driving economic recovery

Budget 2022 will remain expansionary and is conceptualised as a recovery budget to support the government’s wider and longer term reform efforts under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP). Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said riding on Budget 2022’s three main areas of focus, the 3Rs, namely Recovery, Resilience and Reform, banks and financial institutions, including development financial institutions (DFIs), will play a critical role moving forward. “The year 2022 will be a critical year for Malaysia, a rare window to jumpstart not just an economic recovery, but the recovery of industries, livelihoods, and jobs, especially those hit hardest by the pandemic,” he said in his opening keynote address at the 2021 Malaysian Banking and Finance virtual summit today.


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21 Sep 2021, Malay Mail

Bank Negara: Banks need to be proactive, support borrowers in difficult times

The banking industry will need to be proactive and ensure that it continues to build the capacity required to extend support to borrowers who need help in a timely and efficient manner, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Datuk Shaik Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour. He said this includes extending new financing to support the economic recovery as more businesses are gradually allowed to resume operations. “Since the structural reforms of the post-Asian Financial Crisis era, banks have been a source of stability and strength.


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21 Sep 2021, Metro

Bajet 2022 kekal bercirikan pengembangan – Tengku Zafrul

Kuala Lumpur: Bajet 2022 akan kekal bercirikan pengembangan dan berkonsepkan sebagai belanjawan pemulihan untuk menyokong usaha pembaharuan kerajaan yang lebih meluas dan berjangka panjang di bawah Rancangan Malaysia Ke-12 (RMK-12). Menteri Kewangan Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz berkata, berdasarkan tiga fokus utama Bajet 2022 iaitu memacu pemulihan ekonomi (recovery), membina semula daya ketahanan negara (resilience) dan memangkin pembaharuan (reform), bank dan institusi kewangan termasuk institusi kewangan pembangunan (DFI) akan memainkan peranan penting untuk terus maju.


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21 Sep 2021, Utusan Malaysia

Platform tunggal untuk bantuan kerajaan

Kerajaan akan memperkenalkan platform tunggal bagi menyelaraskan semua bantuan kerajaan kepada golongan memerlukan pada Oktober ini. Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed berkata, ketika ini banyak pihak dan jabatan kerajaan yang terlibat dalam memberikan bantuan namun ia tidak diselaraskan dengan baik.


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21 Sep 2021, TV3

Buletin 1.30, 21 September 2021 (min06:14)

Coverage of the summit can be found on the 06:14 min


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21 Sep 2021, TV3

Buletin 1.30, 21 September 2021 (min14:03

Coverage of the summit can be found on the 14:03 min


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21 Sep 2021, Berita RTM

21 SEPT 2021-Berita Perdana - Berita Penuh

Coverage of the summit can be found on the 20:27 min


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21 Sep 2021, Berita RTM

21 SEPT 2021-Berita Tamil (min13:24)

Coverage of the summit can be found on the 13:24 min


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21 Sep 2021, Sinchew

财长:让B购保险 50令吉“安定保护券”待推出

财政部长东姑赛夫鲁说,价值50令吉的“安定保券”(Perlindungan Tenang Voucher)计划正处于推出的最后阶段,让人民购买保险。 他说,这项计划是由政府与国家银行、保险和伊斯兰保险业合作,以扩大社会保障


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21 Sep 2021, Sinchew

财长:保持扩张性复苏经济 明年财案着重3R

财政部长东姑赛夫鲁说,为了启动明年的经济复苏, 2022年财政预算将保持扩张性,且概念化为恢复预算。 他说,明年度预算将侧重于 3R,即复苏(Recovery)、韧性(Resilience) 和改革(Reform)。 他指出,明年度的预算案也会补足政府在第十二大马计划下更广泛和更长期的改革努力


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21 Sep 2021, Nanyang

关怀援金受惠者 将获购保险财务援助

我国840万名人民关怀援助金(Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat)受惠者,将从目前处于推出最后阶段的“安定保障券”(Perlindungan Tenang Voucher)计划下,获得提供购买保险和回教保险的财务援助。


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21 Sep 2021, Nanyang

2022年预算案将保持扩张 财长:明年是经济复苏关键年

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁上议员表示,2022年度财政预算案将保持扩张性,并且是概念化的复苏预算,以辅助第12大马计划下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,2022年对马来西亚来说将是关键的一年,因这是难得一见,不仅是经济复苏,还是工业、生计及工作,尤其是那些受大流行病打击最严重的工作的启动。


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21 Sep 2021, Nanyang

电子钱包交易量增长89%

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁说,大流行改变了人们谋生的旧方式,商店、学习和玩乐,截至今年6月的过去短短一年内,电子钱包交易量增长了89%,达到4亿6800万笔交易。 他说,注册参与二维码支付的商户跃升57%至100万个,网上银行交易量改进了36%,达121亿项交易。


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21 Sep 2021, Oriental Daily

2022年预算案将维持扩张 财长指明年经济复苏关键年

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁指出,2022年财政预算案将维持扩张,并被视为复苏预算案,以补足在第十二大马计划下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,预算案将专注在复苏、韧力及改革,以及银行与金融机构包括发展金融机构(DFI),这将为国家前进扮演关键角色。 “2022年对马来西亚是关键年,这是一个难得机会启动经济复苏,同时也是各行业、生计与工作的复苏,特别是在新冠疫情遭受严重打击者。”


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21 Sep 2021, Seehua

2022年预算案将维持扩张 财长指明年经济复苏关键年

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁指出,2022年财政预算案将维持扩张,并被视为复苏预算案,以补足在第十二大马计划下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,预算案将专注在复苏、韧力及改革,以及银行与金融机构包括发展金融机构(DFI),这将为国家前进扮演关键角色。


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21 Sep 2021, Kwongwah

2022年财案将维持扩张 财长:属经济复苏关键年

将被视为复苏预算案,以补足在《第12大马计划》下更广泛 且长远的改革努力。 财政部长拿督斯里东姑扎夫鲁指出,《2022年财政预算案》将维持扩张,并被视为复苏预算案以补足在《第12大马计划》下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,预算案将专注在复苏、韧力及改革,以及银行与金融机构包括发展金融机构(DFI),这将为国家前进扮演关键角色。


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21 Sep 2021, Guangming

財長:讓B0購保險 50令吉“安定保護券”待推出

財政部長東姑賽夫魯說,價值50令吉的“安定保護券”(Perlindungan Tenang Voucher)計劃正處於推出的最後階段,讓人民購買保險。 他說,這項計劃是由政府與國家銀行、保險和伊斯蘭保險業合作,以擴大社會保障。 他說,這項計劃將讓多達840萬獲得人民關懷援助金者購買保險。


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21 Sep 2021, Guangming

財長:復甦、韌性和改革 明年度財案側重3R

財政部長東姑賽夫魯說,2022年財政預算案將側重於3R,即復甦(Recovery)、韌性(Resilience) 和改革(Reform)。 他說,為了啟動明年的經濟復甦,明年度財政預算案將保持擴張性,且概念化為恢復預算。


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21 Sep 2021, Guangming

財長:疫情改變生活模式 電子交易暴風增長89%

財政部長東姑賽夫魯說,冠病疫情改變了人民謀生、購物、學習和娛樂的舊方式,電子交易從而脫穎而出。 他說,截至今年6月的短短一年內,電子錢包交易量增長89%至4億6800筆,二維碼支付的商家參與度躍57%,達到 100萬個注冊,網上銀行交易量增長36%至121億筆交易。


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21 Sep 2021, Bernama (Chinese)

2022年预算案将维持扩张·财长:明年经济复苏关键年

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁指出,2022年财政预算案将维持扩张,并被视为复苏预算案,以补足在第十二大马计划下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,预算案将专注在复苏、韧力及改革,以及银行与金融机构包括发展金融机构(DFI),这将为国家前进扮演关键角色。


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21 Sep 2021, Malaysiakini (Chinese)

2022财案维持扩张,明年乃经济复苏关键年

财政部长东姑扎夫鲁指出,2022年财政预算案将维持扩张,并被视为复苏预算案,以补足在第12大马计划下更广泛且长远的改革努力。 他说,预算案将专注在复苏、韧力及改革,以及银行与金融机构包括发展金融机构(DFI),这将为国家迈进扮演关键角色。


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21 Sep 2021, 8TV Mandarin News

【RM50安定保护券拟面世 助低收入群体购保险】

Coverage of the summit can be found through the provided link.


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21 Sep 2021, Oriental Daily

后疫情时代银行可做更多 慕斯达法促银行承担社会责任

首相署经济事务部长拿督斯里慕斯达法促请,银行业承担更多企业社会责任,向人民证明银行愿意付出更多以在社会中发挥作用。 慕斯达法说,新冠肺炎疫情后,企业和民众期待银行业提供更多支持,并认为银行应该密切关注许多优先事项。


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21 Sep 2021, Seehua

后疫情时代银行可做更多 慕斯达法促银行承担社会责任

首相署经济事务部长拿督斯里慕斯达法促请,银行业承担更多企业社会责任,向人民证明银行愿意付出更多以在社会中发挥作用。


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21 Sep 2021, Sinchew

慕斯达法:人民眼中赚大钱 银行须加强社会责任

首相署(经济)部长拿督斯里慕斯达法说,银行受促在冠病疫情后,加强企业社会责任(CSR)工作,以向人民证明愿意为社会 作出更大的贡献。 他说,虽然银行有向合格学生提供奖学金,但他认为银行可有更大的作 为


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21 Sep 2021, Guangming

慕斯達法:可有更大作為 銀行受促盡社會責任工作

首相署(經濟)部長拿督斯里慕斯達法說,銀行受促在冠病疫情後,加強企業社會責任(CSR)工作,以向人民證明願意為社會作出更大的貢獻。 他說,雖然銀行有向合格學生提供獎學金,但他認為銀行可有更大的作為。


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21 Sep 2021, Nanyang

慕斯达法:GDP料增4%不自满 微中小企仍在挣扎求存

首相署(经济)部长拿督斯里慕斯达法说,虽然我国今年预计取得3至4%的国内生产总值增长,但不能就此自满,因为许多企业,尤其是微中小企(MSME)因为行动管控令,仍在挣扎求存。 他说,微中小企业的现金流耗尽,债务也增加了。


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21 Sep 2021, Sinchew

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