Bumiputera’s re-participation in the economic sector among the priorities of the NRP 2.0, says Muhyiddin | Malaysia

National Recovery Council (MPN) Chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the next meeting will consider the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on affected groups. ― Photo by Shafwan Zaidon

ALOR GAJAH, April 25 — The re-participation of all bumiputera groups in medium, small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in the economic sector is at the center of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) 2.0.

National Recovery Council (MPN) Chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the next meeting will consider the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on affected groups.

“The most affected is the bumiputera sector. Small traders are no longer in business while many factories are no longer functioning.

“(They) have financial problems, worker problems. So future MPN meetings will consider the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the bumiputera sector,” he said when met by reporters after attending the Alor Gajah Bersatu Iftar function here. today.

Muhyiddin said that some of the problems faced by bumiputeras in returning to the economic sector included financial aid, capital, cash flow, banking, manpower, training, etc.

“So I’m trying to imagine the recovery even if it’s only just begun, but there are a lot of efforts to be made by the government (to overcome them).

“But most importantly, the government needs to be proactive and look for ways to get the process done within a certain time frame that is not too long,” he said.

In March, Muhyiddin was quoted as saying that PPN 2.0 should be extraordinary in creating strong economic growth besides putting Malaysia on the right path to attaining the status of a high-income developed nation.

He proposed that the government should quickly launch the PPN2.0 program with policies and strategies focusing on quality investments, high productivity and the creation and expansion of trade. — Bernama