Medac: Greater than 90pc entrepreneurs in danger if MCO continues | Malaysia

Shopkeepers shut their shops in preparation for the the two-week motion management order (MCO) from June 1 to June 14 in Kuala Lumpur Might 31, 2021. — Image by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — Greater than 90 per cent of micro, small, medium and casual enterprises can be risking enterprise closure if the motion management order (MCO) continues to be applied, mentioned the Ministry of Entrepreneur Growth and Cooperative (Medac).

Its minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar mentioned as such, the ministry will proceed to undertake intervention measures below the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Restoration Plan, and supply financing help and focused moratorium to assist the entrepreneurs in dealing with the influence from the MCO.

Earlier on, the federal government had allotted RM340 billion below numerous financial stimulus packages to assist cushion the influence from MCO.

In the meantime, Wan Junaidi mentioned the findings of two on-line survey carried out in March 2021 had been very worrying.“Fifty-four per cent of the three,855 respondents, particularly the micro-enterprises, acknowledged that they will solely survive for 3 to 6 months.

“In the meantime, 72 per cent of the entrepreneurs anticipated that companies would proceed to undergo losses,” he instructed a web based media convention on the findings from the “Influence of the Implementation of MCO on Entrepreneurs in Malaysia” analysis report.

The minister mentioned that the present state of affairs might contribute to lack of employment for greater than three million Malaysians.

“Micro and casual enterprises are the worst affected as their services are within the non-essential sectors and they don’t have stable financial savings and money stream.

“As such, it is very important be sure that the suitable kind of help is given to assist micro and casual entrepreneurs, and the Pemerkasa Plus initiative is anticipated to have the ability to help the resilience of this group throughout the lockdown,” he added.

Wan Junaidi mentioned a survey carried out by Medac involving 2,888 customers discovered that the MCO has a unfavorable influence on the folks’s lives.

“The B40 group are extra financially impacted, whereas the M40 and T20 teams had been extra impacted by social points,” he mentioned.

The survey additionally revealed that non-public sector employees face the next danger of being retrenched, the minister mentioned.

“Moreover, greater than 50 per cent of the B40 group and nearly 50 per cent of the M40 group have confronted revenue reductions of between 10 per cent and 30 per cent, whereas 30 per cent of the T20 group noticed their incomes diminished by greater than 50 per cent as a result of implementation of the MCO,” he added. — Bernama

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