Budget 2021: HR minister hails helping hand for workforce


Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan

KUALA LUMPUR: The various initiatives in Budget 2021 will give a sense of confidence to the country's workforce, says the Human Resources Minister.

Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic) said the nation is undergoing an unprecedented challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left many in limbo.

“Some companies are not sure if they can continue to operate or if they need to wind up their business, and the Wage Subsidy Programme has saved more than 3,000 businesses, ” he told a press conference in Parliament after the tabling of Budget 2021.

Saravanan added that he was also thankful that Budget 2021 had taken into account taxi and e-hailing drivers, among others.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz had announced that the government will extend the implementation of the Wage Subsidy Programme for another three months – but with a more targeted approach, specifically for the tourism sector, which includes the retail sector, at a rate of RM600 a month for workers earning RM4,000 and below.

He also announced that the limit of 200 workers per application would be increased to 500 employees.

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