Govt should leave enough fiscal room, Khairy says


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  • Friday, 24 Apr 2020

Khairy Jamaluddin said governments shouldn’t exhaust entirely their fiscal bullets within the first two or three months.

KUALA LUMPUR: Every government fighting the COVID-19 pandemic needs to leave enough fiscal room to manoeuvre and not entirely use up the bullet in the first two or three months, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

"Every single country is facing challenges with a fiscal space that they have, (thus, ) we should not say that we don’t have any more fiscal room for manoeuvre but we recognise that COVID-19 is not a one-month crisis, it is going to be here least for the next 12-18 months before a vaccine comes in.

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